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
Critics accused the administration of producing a flawed analysis of the federal coal program that ignores its broader impacts
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.
Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.
Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.
Colorado Springs has big plans for its downtown. But first the city must deal with the Martin Drake Power Plant.
The success of the city’s redevelopment plans -- including a U.S. Olympic museum and a downtown sports stadium -- depend on powering down the massive coal-fired electric plant, Colorado Springs' leaders say
Local plants vow to minimize coal-ash contamination to meet new EPA rules; report finds cases much worse in other states
It's important to be realistic. So let's start by figuring out how much to spend over five years to build a greener economy.Opinion
Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition
House Bill 1037 would let electric companies recoup money spent to build the plants while funding economic impact grants to towns losing jobs along the way
As fight with Delta-Montrose Electric Association heads to court -- and PUC hearing -- Tri-State announces new wind, solar projects
Colorado power companies bet big on net-zero emissions as state debates 100% renewable energy future
Xcel, Platte River banking on lowering emissions with nuclear, geothermal and carbon capture tech, but critics argue it would be too small, too slow