Closing all of Xcel’s coal-fired power plants will cost Colorado consumers $1.4 billion
Shuttering plants to meet the state’s greenhouse gas emissions goals carries a hefty price tag, including costs of bonds to finance the wind down
Utility bills burn through paychecks for thousands of Coloradans
Families trying to balance rising utility bills against stagnant or declining income sometimes use risky strategies to keep their homes warm during frigid weather.
Colorado oil and gas regulators finalize new rules for the drilling industry — and themselves
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission changes include a requirement that most new drilling be set back at least 2,000 feet from homes and schools
Colorado regulators’ plans to require 2,000-foot buffer around drilling rekindles oil and gas wars
Industry officials called the regulation “a blunt tool” that amounts to a ban on oil and gas development. A lawsuit might be in the offing.
Opinion: We’re Oregon landowners, and we have a warning for Coloradans
Democratic lawmakers, officials from oil and gas- dependent areas of Colorado clash on first day of rulemaking
State legislators and county commissioners butted heads over the role of local governments in approving drilling locations on the first day of a six-week process
Xcel pushes natural gas rate hike for Colorado customers even as regulators ask for coronavirus-related delay
State regulators want Xcel to delay energy price increase by 90 to 120 days. “COVID-19 is turning everything upside down,” consumer advocate says.
An army of Xcel workers — pilot light by pilot light — work to reheat a tiny San Luis Valley town
Xcel Energy’s emergency response went off without a hitch after a major gas line equipment failure left 800 households in the cold. But there was still wood-fired pizza for dinner.
50 years ago a nuclear bomb was detonated under the Western Slope to release natural gas. Here’s how poorly it went.
The Rulison explosion was larger than the one that devastated Hiroshima. “They truly believed they could play God,” said a man who protested the experiment.
Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition
House Bill 1037 would let electric companies recoup money spent to build the plants while funding economic impact grants to towns losing jobs along the way
Fight over prices, renewable energy spurs second rural cooperative to leave Tri-State Generation
Delta-Montrose Electric Association votes to sell stock to raise cash to exit contract, following Taos, N.M., co-op that says it will save $70 million after paying breakup fee