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Unaweep Canyon is central to Xcel Energy’s big plans for renewable energy production in Colorado

The utility is seeking federal approval to build the state’s largest hydropower project on the Western Slope in Unaweep Canyon south of Grand Junction

Energy

Biden administration moves to expand solar power on public land in Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management issued a call for development within “solar energy zones” in Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico that combined cover about 140 square miles

Environment

Power companies’ plans to expand wind, solar on Colorado’s Eastern Plains meet local headwinds

To help meet targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Xcel Energy has already proposed a $1.7 billion high-voltage transmission line that would circle the Eastern Plains and ferry clean electricity to the Front Range

Environment

Opinion: A clean electricity grid is possible, if Colorado and federal lawmakers follow through

Colorado and the West need significant federal investment to accelerate our clean energy transition

Opinion Columns

An obituary for coal at the Martin Drake Power Plant in Colorado Springs, by the numbers

Final burn of black carbon at the Colorado Springs Utility plant prompts a reckoning of its impact on the mechanical and environmental worlds.

Energy

Biden administration to appeal order blocking oil, gas lease pause

The moratorium was imposed after Biden signed executive orders on Jan. 27 to fight climate change

Energy

Opinion: Breckenridge isn’t fighting climate change alone

New state environmental laws give local efforts a boost

Opinion Columns

A rare new coal mine in southern Colorado adds to Trinidad’s economic revival

The new operator of the New Elk Coal Mine outside Trinidad sparks a dormant economic engine while grappling with Colorado’s trademark issues of housing and positive drug tests.

Business

A northwest Colorado town is betting on the Yampa River to help it transition away from a coal economy

Outdoors

Judge blocks Biden’s pause of new oil, gas leases on public land in Colorado and other states

Louisiana and 12 other states sued after President Biden signed an executive order canceling oil and gas lease sales through June.

Energy

Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue Colorado and other states

The law signed April 6 by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon creates a $1.2 million fund for an initiative that marks the latest attempt by state leaders to help coal in the state that accounts for the bulk of U.S. coal production

Energy

Littwin: This just in from Texas — leaving your post in a crisis should now be called “Pulling a Ted Cruz”

Cruz isn’t to blame for the millions who lost their power in the Texas winter storm. But his family trip to Cancun as Texans suffered reminded everyone there’s more than one kind of disaster.

Opinion Columns

Is Colorado’s power grid in shape for a Texas-size storm? Yes, mostly.

Northern Colorado had its own cold-weather challenge Sunday, making it through despite a notice to customers to turn down their thermostats

Energy

Opinion: The best path to better energy policy means small, reasonable steps

We can make progress without continuing to alienate many by casting economic reality as selfishness or callousness to the environment.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Power supplier Tri-State’s members are focused on finding solutions

We’re leading Tri-State to maintain reliability while rapidly transitioning to lower costs, cleaner power and greater flexibility.

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: Colorado’s energy standoff

Opinion

Biden halts oil and gas leases on U.S. land, water for 60 days

Oil and gas extracted from public lands and waters account for about a quarter of annual U.S. production.

News

Bureau of Land Management approves 2 drilling projects on Colorado public lands

The two upper North Fork Valley drilling projects will total up to 226 wells and result in up to 15.66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over a 30-year period

Energy

“Snake Oil Inc.”: Colorado energy agency apologizes after email mocks drilling companies

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said that “the emails were sent in error"

Energy

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

Opinion Columns
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