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Estimates of future Upper Colorado River Basin water use confound planning, report shows

Maybe it's time to give up on developing new Upper Basin projects, the Center for Colorado River Studies says, after all demand has been flat for three decades.

Climate

Lawmakers pitch power authority to beef up electric grid, avoid Texas-level price spikes in Colorado

Gathering utilities under one power would avoid Texas-size problems and speed construction of valuable new lines across the West, backers say

Energy

Xcel plans to double its renewable energy generation by 2030. It’ll cost consumers $8 billion to do it.

Big new solar and wind projects are planned to get Xcel Energy to 80% renewable generation in Colorado, but fossil fuels still will be needed to balance the system.

Energy

Suncor refinery neighbors can get warnings and details on chemical leaks sent to phones

The embattled oil and gas industrial site pledges to tell Commerce City, Globeville-Elyria-Swansea and others when new incidents occur through texts and phone alerts

Environment

Colorado governor pressures PUC to protect utility customers from storm price surges

“Colorado Ain’t Texas,” Jared Polis’ office says in letter warning about high prices Xcel and others paid during February storms

Energy

Wind power cut Xcel Energy’s carbon emissions last year. But is the utility moving fast enough to meet goals?

Colorado’s largest electricity provider expects to have 4,400 MW of wind power by the end of the year. Details are expected in Xcel’s resource plan Wednesday.

Business

Environmental attorney from Denver to lead Bureau of Land Management

Nada Culver will effectively run the agency for the short term, replacing former BLM director William Perry Pendley

Environment

Ambitious plan for cap-and-trade greenhouse gas cuts rejected by Colorado Air Quality Control Commission

Environmental Defense Fund and allies want tougher, faster cuts to climate change pollutants, but commissioners and Gov. Jared Polis says the plan is too complex and current rules should get time to work.

Energy

First-in-the-nation rule to slash methane emissions from Colorado oil and gas operations relied on compromise

Industry and environmental groups worked out a way to reduce emissions from new wells and old ones that contribute to Colorado’s ozone problem.

Energy

Is Colorado’s power grid in shape for a Texas-size storm? Yes, mostly.

Northern Colorado had its own cold-weather challenge Sunday, making it through despite a notice to customers to turn down their thermostats

Energy

Wind turbine company Vestas cuts 450 jobs in plants across Colorado

The company laid off workers in Pueblo and Windsor and closed a separate blade factory in Brighton where 280 people worked

Business

A disillusioned ExxonMobil engineer quit to take action on climate change. He found his net-zero place in Arvada.

After 16 years of working for the oil giant, Dar-Lon Chang said Exxon would not address climate change. So he quit the sector for good, and began a new low-carbon life.

Climate

In rural Colorado, one town is looking to its community college to help survive the end of coal

Leaders of Craig see a tight window of opportunity to build a new economic base, provide residents replacement jobs, and ensure the city’s survival.

Education

Colorado wants to put electric vehicle charging stations in every state park. Now it must find funding.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials support environmental groups who want a vast expansion of electrical hookups at the very spots most threatened by climate change

Environment

The road to greenhouse gas cuts: Are Colorado drivers ready?

Power plants and oil drillers are cutting back emissions, now this is the year your car gets involved.

Environment

Wyoming governor supports Weld County residents’ effort to join his state

Republican Gov. Mark Gordon said on Monday during an interview on KOA News Radio that "we would love that"

Politics and Government

Colorado oil and gas industry blasts Biden’s pause on public lands drilling as environmental advocates cheer

The orders are intended to cut emissions from oil, gas and coal to help slow some of the worst effects of climate change

Environment

Joe Biden’s pause on oil and gas development on public lands splits conservationists, industry

Conservationists say suspending leasing and drilling offers a chance to overhaul an antiquated natural resources management system. Energy producers predict billions in losses for Western communities.

Energy

Dollars, not politics, are driving Colorado’s accelerated embrace of solar energy

Installing solar utility generation is now cheaper than wind or natural gas-fired plants, and far cheaper than new coal generation.

Energy

Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days

Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.

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