Energy

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A breakdown of the 8 issues Colorado lawmakers will study before the 2020 legislative session

The Democratic-led General Assembly is analyzing topics ranging from school safety and college affordability to private prisons and tax breaks

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Trump administration says its decision to lift moratorium on coal sales from public lands won’t increase emissions

About 40% of coal burned in the U.S. comes from federal leases, primarily in Western states including Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana and New Mexico

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Xcel wants to hike your electricity bill to cover the cost of new customers, prevent wildfires and boost returns

A proposal before Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission would increase the average bill of a residential customer in the state by 6.5%

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado regulators won’t halt oil and gas drilling as they implement new law prioritizing safety

Some environmentalists and community activists have demanded the commission stop issuing permits until the new rules are complete

Oil and gas activists want Colorado to pause new drilling while regulations are being sorted out

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's first formal hearing since Colorado's new oil and gas regulation bill was passed is Monday, but it was not yet clear whether members would start the rulemaking process

Transportation Primary category in which blog post is published

A first look at how Colorado will become a ZEV state: the rule, the cost, the debate

If Colorado becomes a Zero Emission Vehicle state, automakers must make 5% of their inventory electric vehicles by 2023. Automakers, however, offered an alternate EV plan

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado trash companies invest millions to speed up recycling. Now they just need more people to recycle.

U.S. firms are reopening paper mills, expanding plants to turn recycled waste into something useful and need more glass, plastics and paper

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Here are all of The Colorado Sun’s award-winning stories from 2018

The Colorado Sun took home big honors in recent weeks from the Best of the West and Society of Professional Journalists “Top of the Rockies” awards

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

A look at how policies passed during Colorado’s 2019 legislative session will impact you

How most the new state laws will affect Coloradans will take weeks, months or years to see. But others are more immediate.