Xcel Energy wants consumers to pay $1B to shut down 5 coal-fired power plants. Regulators want more study.
“We’ve expressed concern over understanding these costs,” Colorado Public Utilities Commission member Megan Gilman said of Xcel Energy plan
Colorado rejects Xcel Energy’s attempt to extend the life of Pueblo’s coal plant by 12 more years
Comanche 3, which has been shut down by equipment failures since Jan. 28, is schedule to permanently close in 2034
Colorado agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But first they exempted the biggest polluters.
Industrial facilities have to cut CO2 by 20%, but if they make steel or cement, it’s only 5%. Here’s why.
Closing a coal-fired power plant in Pueblo to meet Colorado climate goals is easier said than done
The fate of Xcel Energy’s Comanche 3 plant is tangled at the crossroads of emissions and economics
Cost of wholesale electricity nearly doubled for Colorado co-op suing Xcel Energy, its partner in Comanche 3
CORE, which owns a 25% stake in the troubled unit, wants to be reimbursed for costs related to the 700 days the Pueblo plant has been offline since 2010.
Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?
If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year
Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.
Colorado has made some progress toward reducing the chemical dangerous to human health. But it will take leaning on automobiles and oil and gas producers to really move the needle.
How much damage does climate change cause in Colorado? Leaders are trying to put a price tag on it.
There are growing efforts -- in Washington and at the Colorado statehouse -- are trying to determine the social cost of carbon so they can put a price on greenhouse gases for the economic damage they wreak
Breakdowns, shutdowns and cost overruns plague Xcel’s Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant, investigation finds
Electricity from the state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant near Pueblo costs 45% more than forecast, Colorado Public Utilities Commission reports. Xcel says Comanche will be used as a backup to renewable generation after 2030.
Xcel plans to double its renewable energy generation by 2030. It’ll cost consumers $8 billion to do it.
Big new solar and wind projects are planned to get Xcel Energy to 80% renewable generation in Colorado, but fossil fuels still will be needed to balance the system.
Wind power cut Xcel Energy’s carbon emissions last year. But is the utility moving fast enough to meet goals?
Colorado’s largest electricity provider expects to have 4,400 MW of wind power by the end of the year. Details are expected in Xcel’s resource plan Wednesday.
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.
We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plants
By 2031 water use for coal-fired power plants in Colorado will drop to 3.7 billion gallons – a 68% reduction, according to the Energy and Policy Institute.
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
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.