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Solar energy technician is one of the fastest-growing and sought-after careers in the rural job market.

The United States’ huge appetite for energy, our reliance on unstable and unfriendly countries for most of our oil, our addiction to dirty fossil fuels, and an irresponsible national energy policy are a deadly combination for the global environment and the Rocky Mountain West.

Our dependence on coal, oil and gas fuels global warming. The Bush administration’s rush to spur domestic natural gas production harmed western agriculture, water, communities, wildlife and public lands.

Fortunately, there is a good solution to our nation’s energy crisis—developing the West’s vast supply of clean and renewable energy. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are the fastest and most reliable way to increase energy supplies.

They also create more jobs than fossil fuel development, lower natural gas and electricity prices, and benefit the environment. Renewable resources are a common sense step away from our dependence on an unstable, unclean fossil fuel supply, and toward a new energy future.

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New Federal Rules Intend to Cripple Clean, Renewable Energy Development

Fossil fuel companies champion gutting PURPA, giving them a monopoly over the electricity market. Subscribe to WORC's blog Just as the clean and renewable energy…

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Montana Utility Uses its Influence to Shut Down Roof-top Solar

From slick ad campaigns to maximum pressure at the legislature, Northwestern Energy is gunning to crush distributed solar power. Reprinted from Northern Plains’ newsletter. Subscribe…

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The Battle for Clean Energy in Colorado Falls on Rural Power Co-Ops

Colorado co-op members take on Tri-State Generation and Transmission to gain access to cheaper local and renewable power generation. By Joel Dyar of Western Colorado…