Energy

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Colorado announces $18.25 million fine against driller in fatal 2017 Firestone home explosion

The penalty was announced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at a news conference

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Auto dealers, electric-vehicle startups reach compromise to allow Colorado direct-to-consumer sales

Senate Bill 167 would clarify which automakers are allowed to sell electric vehicles without a dealership, after Tesla found a loophole

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As more electric vehicles are on the way, Colorado’s tax incentives begin to wind down

Data shows fewer new EV buyers took advantage of state’s $5,000 tax credits, which drop to $2,500 next year.

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Watchdog faults Bureau of Land Management for sending jobs to Colorado, the West

The transfers are part of the Trump administration’s decision to create a new national headquarters for the BLM in Grand Junction

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Suncor oil refinery agrees to $9 million settlement with Colorado for air quality violations in Commerce City

The deal with Colorado’s health department includes $2.6 million in projects to improve environment and health in the adjacent neighborhoods most affected by violations, including Globeville and Elyria-Swansea

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration argues resuming coal sales from public lands has little greenhouse gas impact

Critics accused the administration of producing a flawed analysis of the federal coal program that ignores its broader impacts

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Want cheaper electricity? Xcel Energy wants to help — if you’re willing to do your laundry at 2 a.m.

Xcel is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to put all of its residential customers in Colorado on time-of-use rates to blunt the demand for electricity on summer afternoons and early evenings.

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Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

A Colorado Sun survey shows all but two candidates support federal marijuana legalization, while others lack clear plans on Western issues

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

Electric-vehicle makers want to sell directly to Coloradans. Dealers say that’s a “solution in search of a problem.”

Senate Bill 167 would let all makers of EVs, including Ford, sell their electric SUVs directly to customers, bypassing dealerships