If you believe some politicians and media pundits, the way we produce energy in the United States is extremely controversial.

To hear them tell it, some people are wedded to fossil fuels and other people only want renewables. The two sides are locked in vicious political combat and the idea of them ever working together is impossible, according to the political and media elite.

None of that is true, of course, especially here in eastern Colorado. Yes, we produce fossil fuels, but we are also leading the nation in a transition to renewable energy sources.

In fact, in many cases the communities most supportive of renewable energy are also big supporters of traditional energy sources, like oil and natural gas.

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