Energy

Opinion: America can afford a Green New Deal – here’s how

It's important to be realistic. So let's start by figuring out how much to spend over five years to build a greener economy.

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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

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Colorado Democrats unveil their bill with big changes for oil-gas drilling, stoking industry frustration

The legislation would bring a fundamental change to the way Colorado oversees one of its biggest and most contentious industries

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Democrats hint at broad plans for oil and gas regulation in Colorado, but industry and activists await details

Erin Martinez, whose husband and brother were killed in the 2017 explosion of their home in Firestone, called for better regulations. But, she said, “I have no desire to destroy an industry.”

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Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition

House Bill 1037 would let electric companies recoup money spent to build the plants while funding economic impact grants to towns losing jobs along the way

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Colorado co-op’s fight for renewable energy could upend how rural communities are powered

As fight with Delta-Montrose Electric Association heads to court -- and PUC hearing -- Tri-State announces new wind, solar projects

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Small hydropower providers are hoping it’s their time to shine as Colorado moves toward a renewables future

“My dream is to get to the world where hydropower is like rooftop solar," said Kurt Johnson, a hydropower advocate who co-authored the Colorado Energy Office’s “2015 Small Hydropower Handbook.”

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Sen. Bennet: Collaboration that led to CORE Act could model a cure for “partisan disease” ailing politics

Measure to protect 400,000 acres of public land while allowing some uses was created with the help of stakeholders statewide