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Opinion: Praise for Xcel’s agreement to stop burning coal by 2031

As elected officials from different parts of the state, we are encouraged by the recent decision by Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission regarding Xcel Energy’s Electric Resource Plan. Xcel is the state’s largest electric utility, serving 1.3 million Colorado customers. Because electricity generation is Colorado’s second largest carbon-emitter after transportation, this decision will have real and […]

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Opinion: We’re council members in Denver and Aurora. Our cities should be allowed to promote affordable housing through local land-use standards.

In Colorado, there are only 50 affordable homes for every 100 families earning between $35,000 (one person) to $50,000 (family of four). In our cities of Aurora and Denver, we’ve led the charge to increase funding and expand affordable housing access for struggling families. We’ve worked with our cities to strengthen accountability and capacity to […]