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Opinion: COVID opened the door to new energy thinking. We haven’t stepped through it

Our energy production systems are vulnerable to shocks. Energy demand radically shifted early in the Covid-19 pandemic while global oil prices plummeted. The Texas super storm shut down much of the state’s electrical grid in 2021. These shocks, at least in theory, present opportunities to restructure current energy production systems, invest in energy transitions to […]

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Opinion: To recreate a great Colorado, we first need to reimagine the social compact, business and government

In March of this year, Gov. Jared Polis asked me to chair the Council on Economic Stabilization and Growth. With the support of several hundred Coloradans from throughout the state, we issued over 200 recommendations to stabilize the economy at the inception of the coronavirus crisis. Most were incorporated into gubernatorial executive orders, federal legislation […]

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Coronavirus temporarily closed the book on Colorado’s public libraries. But they found new ways to fulfill their mission.

The pandemic shutdown had not been kind to 72-year-old Dolores Blackburn. She grieved the loss of the dog who’d shared her Thornton apartment and been her closest companion. Her brother contracted COVID-19 in California, and while he eventually overcame the disease, she felt powerless to help.  On top of it all, her computer malfunctioned and, […]