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Coloradans looking for EV battery recycling don’t have many places to go

But a repair shop in northeast Denver — and a growing network of aggregators, shippers and grinders of “black mass” — have some ideas to handle the coming flood.

Environment

Colorado drivers could use a “coach” to get them to buy more EVs

These things won’t sell themselves, according to a new series of public-private partnerships that say retiring gas vehicles to stop climate change can’t be left to the free market.

Environment

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

Looking at the cost of closing Colorado’s coal-fired power plants is a bit like considering the replacement of an old car.

Opinion Columns

Effort to force Colorado to cut greenhouse emissions faster exposes exasperation with Polis administration

“I am highly frustrated where we are now,” Sen. Kerry Donovan, a Vail Democrat, said.

Environment

Opinion: On Earth Day, let’s get real about how to reach Colorado’s electric vehicle goals

Why would the state demand that car dealers sell more EVs even while some work to discourage Coloradans from buying new cars and driving at all?

Opinion Columns

Here’s how Colorado’s free e-bike program fits into its plan to slow climate change

News

Dollars, not politics, are driving Colorado’s accelerated embrace of solar energy

Installing solar utility generation is now cheaper than wind or natural gas-fired plants, and far cheaper than new coal generation.

Energy

Colorado is behind on targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. How far should the state push industry to get there?

Critics say the governor's roadmap is guided by "wishful thinking" rather than binding mandates to cut emissions blamed for climate change.

Climate

Colorado regulators hit brakes on Xcel Energy’s plan for a $30 million electric vehicle rebate program

The Public Utilities Commission pared back the plan to $5 million and limited it to income-qualified buyers. But one commissioner would prefer the money be spent on “societal programs, like school bus electrification.”

Energy

It will take $130M to get more EVs on Colorado roads. Xcel wants its customers to cover the cost.

Consumer advocates and the PUC staff are troubled by how much influence Xcel Energy had in developing a $30 million rebate program funded by electric customers

Environment

Colorado releases its plan to slash greenhouse gases, leaving some environmental groups wanting more

The Colorado Greenhouse Pollution Reduction Roadmap, nine months in the making, quickly drew flak when it was released on Wednesday

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.

Environment

Drafting rules to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions may prove even harder because of missing data

The state's Air Quality Control Commission doesn’t expect new rules to be in place for another year

Environment

Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.

Some critics say what is lacking is a lead from Gov. Jared Polis

Environment

Colorado unveils new plan to get more electric vehicles — of all sizes — onto its roads

For the first time, the state has outlined plans for the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. But the coronavirus brings caveats.

Energy

Auto dealers, electric-vehicle startups reach compromise to allow Colorado direct-to-consumer sales

Senate Bill 167 would clarify which automakers are allowed to sell electric vehicles without a dealership, after Tesla found a loophole

Transportation

As more electric vehicles are on the way, Colorado’s tax incentives begin to wind down

Data shows fewer new EV buyers took advantage of state’s $5,000 tax credits, which drop to $2,500 next year.

Transportation

Opinion: Colorado’s climate future is now. Let’s confront the challenges and seize the opportunities.

Opinion Columns

Electric-vehicle makers want to sell directly to Coloradans. Dealers say that’s a “solution in search of a problem.”

Senate Bill 167 would let all makers of EVs, including Ford, sell their electric SUVs directly to customers, bypassing dealerships

Transportation

Opinion: Why the zero emission vehicle standard matters — and what it means for Colorado

Opinion Columns
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