Colorado Springs will shut down its two coal-fired plants by 2030. Now it’s time for Xcel to do the same, environmentalists say.
Coal-burning turbines at Martin Drake will be temporarily replaced with natural gas units as Colorado Springs Utilities builds new electric transmission lines
Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energyBy Lauren Irwin Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
A federal court ruled a coal company couldn’t build a road on public land near Paonia. The company did it anyway.By Jason Blevins Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Tri-State’s clean energy battles with two Colorado electric co-ops now threaten the utility’s financesBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Western Slope utility serving Delta, Montrose settles on $136.5 million fee to break up with Tri-StateBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
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
Opinion: Colorado’s climate future is now. Let’s confront the challenges and seize the opportunities.Opinion
Xcel wins $41.5 million rate increase, but Colorado regulators balk at charging for repairs to troubled coal plant
Xcel Energy wanted a $158.3 million increase, but the PUC pushed back to keep rate hike passed on to residential customers to about $1.03 per month.
Tri-State Generation to close all of its Colorado, New Mexico coal-fired power plants and coal mines — 3 locations — by 2030
Tri-State has been pressured by its rural electric co-op members -- including Brighton-based United Power and Durango-based La Plata Electric Association -- to use more renewable energy in recent years
Two more electric co-ops are trying to leave Tri-State Generation. They’ve asked the Colorado PUC for help
United Power and La Plata Electric say they’re being held hostage and need regulators to help negotiate breakup fees
More Colorado coal-fired power plants could be closing, but the timing depends on some complex deals
The utility PacifiCorp hopes to retire its Colorado properties, though co-ownership with power-providers Xcel and Tri-State complicates the process
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.