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As Tri-State Embraces Renewables, Its Fossil Fuel Sources Haven’t Burned Out Yet

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Despite a rapid shift toward renewable energy generation, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association plans to continue buying power from the Laramie River Station in Wyoming (pictured) until at least 2033.

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, the electrical utility cooperative that provides power to many rural areas of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nebraska, has relied on coal and fossil fuels to generate the bulk of its power for many years. Now, Tri-State is beginning a rapid shift towards increasing renewable energy. But as KSJD's Austin Cope reports, undoing years of fossil fuel influence may be challenging.

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