Energy

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

The fierce debate over Colorado’s new zero-emissions rules includes auto dealers who are meeting future standard

The proposed ZEV rules aren't a fix for Colorado's air-quality problems, officials say. If adopted, nearly 94% of new cars sold in 2030 could still be gas-powered vehicles.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Activists are trying to reinstate Longmont’s fracking ban, arguing its now legal under new Colorado law

Colorado Rising and Our Longmont filed a motion in District Court seeking to reopen the case that led the courts to overturn Longmont's ban

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

As Colorado’s governor, lawmakers target tax breaks, a program that covers 75% of the state’s land could be in the crosshairs

A Colorado Sun analysis of $223 million in tax credits awarded from 2013 to 2018 found that the state is often doling out taxpayer dollars without much evidence that each tax credit is producing economic activity that wouldn’t have occurred otherwise

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado is quickly becoming a patchwork of oil and gas rules after a major law change

Boulder County wants to enact tougher regulations. Weld County wants to make it easier to drill. And the state is scrambling to keep up.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Who’s signing the petition to recall Gov. Jared Polis? People who feel left out in Colorado.

In three places, the critics of the Democratic governor use the recall to voice their frustrations, even as campaign gets off to slow start

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

This Colorado ranch-made-lab is turning beetle-kill trees into lumber in the name of forest health

Trinchera Blanca Ranch has three 14ers, large elk herds and thousands of acres of dying trees that are fueling a thriving business and new experiments in forest health management.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Acres of barren Boulder soil are headed to rehab (and that might just help fight climate change)

Project to make depleted open space owned by the city healthy again could be a blueprint for carbon capture and land management

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

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.