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The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities

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.

Energy

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.

Energy

Trump administration argues resuming coal sales from public lands has little greenhouse gas impact

Critics accused the administration of producing a flawed analysis of the federal coal program that ignores its broader impacts

Energy

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.

Energy

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.

Environment

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

Growth

Chemical contamination from 7 Colorado coal-fired power plants found during groundwater monitoring

Local plants vow to minimize coal-ash contamination to meet new EPA rules; report finds cases much worse in other states

Environment

Opinion: America can afford a Green New Deal – here’s how

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 Columns

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

Energy

Colorado co-op’s fight for renewable energy could upend how rural communities are powered

As fight with Delta-Montrose Electric Association heads to court -- and PUC hearing -- Tri-State announces new wind, solar projects

Energy

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

Energy

Jared Polis wants Colorado 100 percent powered by renewable energy, but talk is easier than the walk

At least 9 Colorado governments are working to wean themselves from coal and natural gas, but they say getting to 100% solar and wind power is harder than it seems.

Environment

Fight over prices, renewable energy spurs second rural cooperative to leave Tri-State Generation

Delta-Montrose Electric Association votes to sell stock to raise cash to exit contract, following Taos, N.M., co-op that says it will save $70 million after paying breakup fee

Energy
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