An image from the Ryan rally at Lakewood High School on Aug. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Two Counties That Better Get Used to Attention

Paul Ryan’s visit to Lakewood is just one example how two counties in Colorado are about to get some intense attention this season. What the effect of that attention will be is the big question.


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Some Say NREL Job Cuts A Bad Sign For Green Energy Industry

The flagship laboratory for alternative energy in Colorado is trimming its workforce. Critics say it’s a sign of things to come for the green energy industry.


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NREL Hopes Voluntary Buyouts Will Help Trim Workforce

The National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden is hoping voluntary buyouts will help trim its workforce.


The Kia Borrego (credit: CBS)

Pollution-Free Vehicle On Display In Colorado Gets 55 MPG

A pollution-free, 55 miles per gallon SUV could be on the market as soon as 2014. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory showed off the Kia Borrego Monday in Estes Park at the Coolest Car Show in Colorado.


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The NREL Budget Smokescreen

It may appear that Lamborn and the other signatories on the letter are on a warpath against renewable energy and are also dedicated to making sure that all federally funded programs deliver true results to taxpayers. But I believe that it’s simply a smokescreen to an entirely different political agenda.


Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs (credit:

Colorado Lawmaker Wants To Cut Renewable Energy Funds

Colorado congressman Doug Lamborn is one of nine House members asking that funds be yanked from programs that finance the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in suburban Denver.


Vice President Joe Biden at NREL in Golden on May 20, 2011. (credit: CBS)

Biden Touts Obama’s Renewable Energy Investment In NREL Speech

Colorado is back in the presidential race spotlight for 2012 with Vice President Joe Biden hosting the first major fundraiser in the state Friday morning for President Barack Obama.


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CBS4 Investigates NREL Running Empty Shuttle Buses

Colorado is home to the only federal agency whose sole mission is to develop renewable energy. But why is it running practically empty shuttle buses all day long?


SkyFuel will manufacture their solar collectors at the old Rocky Flats plant. (credit: CBS)

Solar Company Goes Green At Rocky Flats

When a solar energy company in Jefferson County needed to expand, it picked a rather unorthodox piece of real estate — the old Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.


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