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A Navajo Nation company says it will retain 1,200 employees at three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana that it bought through a bankruptcy auction. The announcement Thursday came a day after a federal judge gave final approval for the transfer of the mines from bankrupt Cloud Peak Energy to the Navajo Transitional Energy Company.

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The Navajo Nation completed the second phase of a large solar energy project last week. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’ll provide enough electricity to power tens of thousands of homes on the tribe’s land. 


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New Mexico’s largest electric utility has submitted to state regulators its plan for shutting down a coal-fired power plant in the Four Corners region.

The filing with the state’s Public Regulation Commission will determine the future of the San Juan Generating Station.  The move comes as a new state law dictates more aggressive renewable energy requirements while allowing Public Service Company of New Mexico to recoup from customers some of the expenses.

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The coal-burning Cholla Power Plant near Holbrook is slated to close in 2025. One of the owners, Arizona Public Service Company, is considering converting one of its three units it into a biomass facility. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The Navajo Nation could lose $170 million in the next decade on its investment in a New Mexico coal-fired power plant. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, an energy research group examined the long-term economics of the deal.


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