Clean Energy Pioneers

Meet The Pioneers

Read stories about individuals, schools, businesses, and communities building a clean energy economy across the West.


Arizona Brings the Heat With Cool Economic Solutions
The solar industry is poised for radiant growth as Arizona moves forward with a bold new renewable energy standard.


Colorado Farmers Harvest Wind Power
Northeastern Colorado is rapidly developing into one of the largest wind energy producing regions of the country.


Clean Energy Economy Heats Up in Idaho
From hot springs to geysers, signs point to powerful forces churning beneath the Idaho landscape.


Montana Harnesses Strong Winds In the West
About 90 turbines swirl at the Judith Gap Wind Farm, churning out 135 megawatts of electricity without air pollution.


Geothermal Energy: A Sure Bet for Nevada
Nevada is the nation's second leading geothermal producer and has 45 new projects underway.


New Mexico Program Builds Power and Jobs
In a small New Mexico town, a community college training center is turning whooshing windmills into jobs.


Clean Energy Shines in Utah Neighborhood
Homeowners are purchasing power directly from the sun to heat their new homes under an innovative program in St. George, Utah.


Wyoming Explores Renewable Energy
The Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center is a Department of Energy alternative-energy incubator utilized by energy companies.


Entrepreneur Trains Tribal Members, Cuts Energy Costs
From Alaska to Oklahoma, New Mexico to Minnesota, tribes are using renewable energy to grow local economies and improve housing.