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EPA fines Weld County gas processor $3.25 million for leaks 

DCP Operating Company LP settles with federal and state officials over allegations of failing to detect gases contributing to Front Range ozone.

Environment

Xcel Energy cleared to collect $500 million from Coloradans for storm, but regulators say it can’t happen again

Colorado’s largest utility put “on notice” by the Public Utilities Commission, saying it mishandled the spike in prices during Winter Storm Uri in 2021

Business

Opinion: Switching from natural gas to electricity will reduce Colorado’s smog

We don’t need to invent anything new, but we do need to re-imagine how we power our homes

Opinion Columns

Budgets fat with fossil fuel revenue at odds with climate-change goals in states like Colorado

Will Toor, executive director of the Colorado Energy Office, said the state's not targeting fossil fuel production — only the industry's emissions.

Politics and Government

Opinion: No, natural gas should not be part of our energy mix

It may be convenient, but it’s poison. Electricity is a better alternative available right now

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Natural gas should remain a key option in Colorado’s clean-energy mix

‘Forced electrification’ would raise prices, hurt low-income residents

Opinion Columns

Xcel promises to speed closure of coal-fired Comanche 3 electric plant. Environmental groups are unsatisfied.

Comanche 3 is by far the biggest polluter in the state, but the agreement with regulators allows Xcel leeway to add natural gas powered generation -- which also has climate costs

Environment

After collecting $610 million from Colorado customers, regulators say it’s time to end Xcel’s pipeline repair fee

The Pipeline System Integrity Adjustments fee was supposed to be temporary. A decade on, it now accounts for 16% of Xcel’s natural gas revenue in Colorado.

Business

$100M lawsuit over smelly Weld County fertilizer plant can go ahead after high court declines to hear appeal

The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment about a biogas plant that generated complaints about the smell from neighbors

Politics and Government

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

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

Energy

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.

Climate

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

Energy

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.

Energy

Opinion: We’re Oregon landowners, and we have a warning for Coloradans

Opinion

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

Energy

Opinion: Local energy production is the sustainable choice

Opinion Columns

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.

Energy

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.

Energy

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.

Energy
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