Colorado’s consumer advocate gets wider climate powers and a new name
Office of Consumer Counsel rebrands as Utility Consumer Advocate, with new legal rights to intervene on decarbonization and environmental justice efforts.
AAA Colorado will run rescue vans, tow trucks with alternative fuel from new hydrogen station
Auto club wants to jumpstart cleaner alternative energy by teaming with New Day Hydrogen on a station to fuel AAA vehicles and private fleets.
Life after coal: How workers at Colorado Springs’ shuttered power plant are transitioning to new careers
Chris Cox worked at the Martin Drake Power Plant for 10 years. He's among 80 people finding new jobs as power companies switch to cleaner fuels.
Coal is fading in northwest Colorado. The region is betting its economic future on another natural resource.
As coal mining fades, a diverse coalition of Moffat County residents and leaders is planning for the next chapter with a focus on protecting resources while managing recreation and tourism.
An obituary for coal at the Martin Drake Power Plant in Colorado Springs, by the numbers
Final burn of black carbon at the Colorado Springs Utility plant prompts a reckoning of its impact on the mechanical and environmental worlds.
Suncor turns on air pollution monitoring system for its neighbors
Activists and conservation groups are underwhelmed by the web site, saying they will put their trust in a state-mandated measurement law still to come.
Colorado oil and gas company slapped with $1.6 million fine — one of the largest ever from state regulators
KP Kauffman, which operates 1,200 low-producing oil and gas wells on the Front Range, was sanctioned for a string of violations from improperly storing waste to failing to report and address spills
Nearly half of Colorado’s 52,000 wells produce little or no oil. Who’ll pay to plug them?
Rules are being drafted to cover the cost of cleaning up obsolete wells. But for rural farmers and suburban homeowners, idle pipes and pump jacks are a daily reminder of how complex and expensive the process is.
Biden administration to appeal order blocking oil, gas lease pause
The moratorium was imposed after Biden signed executive orders on Jan. 27 to fight climate change
Oil and gas company KP Kauffman may lose right to operate in Colorado due to alleged environmental violations
The operator of 1,200 oil and gas wells on Colorado’s Front Range faces 70 pages of alleged violations in hearing with regulators that starts Tuesday.
Adams County adopts new oil and gas regulations that critics say will effectively ban drilling
Adams is one of the first Colorado counties to adopt new drilling regulations under Senate Bill 181
Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?
If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year
“We need to provide a path forward for clarity”: Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits new Bureau of Land Management HQ in Grand Junction
Haaland said one of her first goals was to consider the well-being of the agency as she thinks about the future of its headquarters
Interior secretary, speaking in Denver, stands by Tracy Stone-Manning’s nomination to lead Bureau of Land Management
Deb Haaland is in Colorado in large part to visit the BLM’s headquarters in Grand Junction as she decides whether to keep it there
Rural electric co-ops get shocking estimates of the cost to break up with Tri-State Generation
Nine members of Tri-State asked what they’d have to pay to leave the association. Now they want to know the formula used to calculate the bills.
Approvals for companies to drill for oil and gas on public lands increase despite Biden climate pledge
Biden campaigned last year on a pledge to end new drilling on federal lands to rein in climate-changing emissions
An oil company that no longer exists faces a $344,000 fine Colorado doesn’t expect to collect. But that’s the point.
COGCC spent four years chasing a rogue oil company that left a mess in Huerfano County. Levying a fine it can’t collect lets the state grab a bond posted by Alta Mesa Resources to do the clean up.
Colorado wants to add EV chargers to rest areas, but the federal government is blocking the road
Solving the problem of range anxiety is key to getting Colorado drivers to switch to electric vehicles and it would help to have chargers at interstate highway rest areas. The statehopes the new $715 billion transportation bill will get federal rules prohibiting them out of the way.
Colorado governor signs bill providing $15M to help coal-dependent workers, towns transition to clean energy
The law funding the state Office of Just Transition seeks to help those who lose their jobs as utilities increase their use of renewable energy
If you’re an Xcel Energy customer, you’re getting a “smart meter” that will charge more for electricity used during peak periods
All 1.6 million Xcel Energy customers in Colorado will transition to time-of-use billing, which is intended to encourage people to reduce consumption during certain times of day.