As climate fight shifts to oil, Joe Biden faces a formidable foe in the West
New drilling permits spiked during Trump's final months in office. As a result, some companies with the biggest presence on public lands have announced that they are ready to weather changes under Biden.
Xcel Energy floats “Power Pathway” plan to bring wind, solar power to cities from rural Colorado
Xcel still needs the blessing of state regulators and the agreement of other Colorado utilities before the $1.7 billion project to build 560 miles of transmission lines proceeds.
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.
Here’s how Colorado’s free e-bike program fits into its plan to slow climate change
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.
Xcel Energy moves up closure dates for coal-fired power plant near Steamboat Springs
Hayden Generating Station units 1 and 2 will be closed without layoffs of 75 people who work there, utility giant says as it moves toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.
Opinion: Transitioning away from fossil fuels will mean more jobs, not fewer
Anticipating a bust, the Colorado coal town of Craig gets an unexpected boost
Northwest Colorado is grieving the looming loss of a major industry and the pandemic has hurt. But the broader economy is beginning to perk up. "We are not victims," Craig chamber boss says.
John Hickenlooper’s conflicting record and rhetoric on fracking a point of dispute in U.S. Senate race
The former Democratic governor is viewed skeptically by environmentalists and the oil and gas industry as his position on hydraulic fracturing evolves
Mountain athletes push progress over perfection in climate fight
Protect Our Winters’ embrace of “imperfect advocacy” is designed to motivate large-scale action on climate change. “We can’t afford to have anyone be silent right now," said athlete Caroline Gleich.
Agriculture is part of the climate change problem. Colorado wants farmers’ soil to be part of the solution.
With more statewide support, farmers and ranchers hope to boost the health of Colorado's agricultural lands and conserve water while also meeting business goals.
Opinion: We need more elected officials who seek real climate solutions — not lawsuits
Colorado to challenge Trump administration decision ending states’ waiver for stricter vehicle-emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday is set to end a waiver that allowed California and other states to have tighter vehicle emissions rules than ones mandated federally
Carman: Emi Cooper, Greta Thunberg – our best hope for the future … if there is one
Fearing Tri-State could duck clean-energy goals, Colorado utilities commission files unprecedented protest
For the first time in at least 25 years, state regulators move to stop a migration, saying the interstate power provider has too much unfinished business here
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.
Paper beer bottles and waterless dye: Here’s how outdoor companies are getting creative to reduce their environmental impact
Gearmakers and retailers large and small are rethinking every aspect of their operation, from water and energy use to packaging and production strategies