Articles By Mark Jaffe

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Tri-State, under pressure from its member co-ops to change or fall behind, is shifting to renewable energy

Giant power provider on the verge of deal with departing utility says it will shutter coal-fired plant in Nucla two years early as it retools carbon-emissions goals.

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New energy legislation didn’t end Colorado’s “oil and gas wars.” It just relocated them.

All’s not well that Gov. Jared Polis was hoping would end well with wells and nobody's happy.

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NREL scientists have a plan to fight ocean plastic: Upcycle it into something valuable

All the plastics in the sea could literally outweigh the fish unless cast-off bottles and containers find a different, more valuable destination

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Bold $500 million offer to replace 3 coal-powered plants with renewables, gas met by reluctance from Tri-State

Miami’s Guzman Energy already helped a New Mexico co-op leave Tri-State and says switching to renewable energy will cost less

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“I think I want to do this forever. How does that work?” For dancers, it doesn’t.

Wonderbound veteran Sarah Tallman prepares for her last dance and her first steps into a new role

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Colorado is overhauling climate goals with an eye on scrubbing carbon from its electricity

Revisions to six sets of rules and four bills in the statehouse, including one that enacts "social cost of carbon" standard, aim to reduce carbon emissions while protecting coal-plant workers from obsolescence

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Polis administration pledges to move quickly on first oil and gas rules to ease industry concerns

In an interview, the state’s new chief oil and gas regulator, Jeff Robbins, says Senate Bill 181 landed in the “sweet spot”

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Colorado oil and gas overhaul tips power toward local government. How that power is used will vary widely.

Towns and cities along the I-25 corridor, where drilling is closest to suburban neighborhoods, likely will be first to test the waters

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What the landmark oil and gas bill really says — and its significance for Colorado

The measure would give local governments the ability to veto fracking and may give Anadarko Petroleum a monopoly when it comes to drilling rights on the Front Range