Posted inEnvironment, News

Biden turns to Colorado to pitch investments in clean energy to combat climate change

By Alexandra Jaffe and Darlene Superville, The Associated Press LONG BEACH, Calif. — While legislators craft the details back in Washington, President Joe Biden is pitching his massive domestic spending package with a visit to a renewable energy lab in Colorado to highlight how the investments in clean energy in his plan would help combat climate change. The […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Energy, Environment, News

Tri-State must tell members seeking cleaner, cheaper energy how much it would cost to break up, regulators say

Western rural electric cooperatives that have repeatedly asked how much it will cost for them to leave the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association are facing “unjust and unreasonable or unduly discriminatory” hurdles in getting those numbers, according to federal energy regulators. “The lack of clear and transparent exit provisions has allowed Tri-State to impose substantial […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Clean energy is the road forward to Colorado jobs and economic recovery, not just clean air

Since 2004 ━ when Colorado became the first state in the U.S. with a voter-approved renewable-energy portfolio standard ━ Colorado has been shifting toward clean, low-cost wind and solar. Since 2010, Colorado’s renewable-electricity generation ━ led by wind and solar ━ has more than tripled, accounting for 30% of the state’s total generation in 2020.  […]

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Students designed a net-zero solar home in one of Colorado’s coldest mountain towns that could help a housing crisis

While touring a temporary neighborhood of student-designed solar houses in Denver a few years ago, college sophomores Gabi Abello and Hannah Blake wondered out loud: “This is so cool. We have to do this. Why doesn’t CU have a team?” The two University of Colorado Boulder engineering students became the leaders of that team, which […]

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Opinion: Why Lauren Boebert’s bill on the Paris Climate Accord is bad for her district

On Jan. 21, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert introduced a bill to block the Biden administration’s plan to rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate, tweeting: “Unilaterally entering the Paris Agreement was wrong in 2016 and it’s wrong now!”  The tweet included a photo of the Rifle Republican smiling righteously, pen poised for dissent — prepared to […]

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Opinion: New limits on oil and gas ignore the will of Colorado voters

Unelected bureaucrats know better than we do. At least that’s what our state government is saying as Colorado regulators execute sweeping new development restrictions on energy companies — defying the will of Colorado voters and ignoring our own health department’s findings. The groundwork for this was laid last year when Gov. Jared Polis signed Senate […]

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Opinion: Transitioning away from fossil fuels will mean more jobs, not fewer

Congratulations to John Hickenlooper for his recent election to represent Colorado in the U.S. Senate.  As one of the many people in Colorado and the United States concerned with the increasingly visible effects of climate change, I welcome his expertise.  As a geologist, Hickenlooper understands the science and the urgency to transition to a 100% […]