Is Colorado leading or lagging on climate policy? It depends on which states you’re comparing us to.
On the one hand, the state has adopted some of the most ambitious climate laws in the county; on the other, critics say Gov. Jared Polis’ administration has failed to use the laws to their fullest.
Colorado must cut half of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It will lean on oil and gas to do it.By Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Drafting rules to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions may prove even harder because of missing dataBy Mark Jaffe Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plantsBy Mark Jaffe Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado Springs will shut down its two coal-fired plants by 2030. Now it’s time for Xcel to do the same, environmentalists say.By Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energy
Shut down of Rawhide Unit 1 leaves only a few big coal burning plants in Colorado without retirement dates as utilities feel pressure from customers, government to meet climate goals
A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in early March eliminated an exception that allowed a coal mine expansion in the Sunset Roadless Area
Tri-State’s clean energy battles with two Colorado electric co-ops now threaten the utility’s finances
A week-long hearing is set before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to determine reasonable exit fees for United Power and La Plata Electric Association
Western Slope utility serving Delta, Montrose settles on $136.5 million fee to break up with Tri-State
The fight between Delta-Montrose Electric Association and its power generating partner has dragged on since 2016 and led Tri-State to be more flexible in its remaining contracts.
Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.
Wyoming coal interests funneled money, experts to influence Colorado PUC decision on closing parts of Pueblo plant
The Coalition of Ratepayers, a group formed by the Denver-based Independence Institute and which received money from out of state, still couldn’t stop the shutdown of Comanche Station units in Pueblo.
Most used wind turbine blades end up in landfills. Colorado is part of the push to make the industry greener.
Wind energy industry leaders don't like the optics — even if the old blades don't pose environmental harm — and Colorado could see a new generation of recyclable, repairable blades