Craig Station, the Tri-State Generation-run coal-fired electric plant southwest of Craig, with the Trapper coal mine in the background. PacifiCorp, which owns Craig Station with Tri-State, the Salt River Project, the Platte River Power Authority and Xcel Energy, wants to shut down the plant to save money and speed its transition to renewable energy sources. (Ed Kosmicki, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Two more electric co-ops are trying to leave Tri-State Generation. They’ve asked the Colorado PUC for help

United Power and La Plata Electric say they’re being held hostage and need regulators to help negotiate breakup fees

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RTD board soundly rejects resolution to replace security with social workers

The resolution lost in a 14-1 vote in the Regional Transportation District's publicly elected board of directors.

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Coronavirus has led to a boom in single-use plastics. NREL is launching a new effort to upcycle them.

Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette was in Golden for the groundbreaking where he pledged the Trump administration’s support for renewable energy efforts, despite proposed budget cuts

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Colorado hopes a new higher education funding formula will make a difference for students. It may not be easy.

The state’s newest model will provide money to schools based on metrics that include how many students of color it enrolls, and how many are low-income, the first to go to college in their family and are from Colorado