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Blocking Rooftop Solar

The companies, lobbyists and front groups undermining local clean energy

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Buying a car

Buying that new car can get you into financial trouble if you fall for these traps or scams.

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Buying refurbished electronics

Shopping for refurbished electronics can save you money and save the environment. Our guide will help make sure you're happy with your purchase.

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C-470 Express Lanes, Colorado

Local and state officials are eagerly pushing forward on a $230 million project to add new tolled “express” lanes along an existing 12-mile stretch of a road southwest of Denver that was built in the late 1980s. The original Colorado 470 encouraged the expansion of far-flung development, benefiting a set of suburban land developers. But recent analysis suggests that expanding the highway would deliver little net benefit, and that the expanded highway may not receive as much use as planners anticipate.

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Car troubles during the pandemic? We have some tips

A review of complaints to the CFPB Consumer Complaint Database reveals a sharp spike in consumer complaints about auto purchasing, leasing and finance since the beginning of the pandemic. Here’s an update on our work on car buying and leasing, including consumer tips.

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Carbon Pricing 101

Global warming is the existential challenge of our time, threatening lives, livelihoods and the future of the planet. To avoid the worst impacts and preserve a livable planet for future generations, we need to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Carbon pricing is a proven and effective way to help us meet that goal.

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Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition

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Chain Reaction V

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Chain Reaction VI

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Checking a used car for recalls

Our research uncovered numerous used cars with unfixed recalls for sale. Don't buy them.

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