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
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
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
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
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.
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
Opinion: Breckenridge isn’t fighting climate change alone
New state environmental laws give local efforts a boost
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.
A northwest Colorado town is betting on the Yampa River to help it transition away from a coal economy
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.
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
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.
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
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: 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.
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.
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
“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"