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Xcel Energy floats “Power Pathway” plan to bring wind, solar power to cities from rural Colorado
Xcel still needs the blessing of state regulators and the agreement of other Colorado utilities before the $1.7 billion project to build 560 miles of transmission lines proceeds.
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
Colorado is behind on targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions. How far should the state push industry to get there?
Critics say the governor's roadmap is guided by "wishful thinking" rather than binding mandates to cut emissions blamed for climate change.
Opinion: Delays in closing Colorado coal plants are costly in money and air quality
Order to close three Colorado coal-fired power plants early reversed, regulators cite “incomplete” information
Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission said issues around closing plants a year early were too complex
Three coal-burning power plants in Colorado face orders to close early. Their owners aren’t happy about it.
Tri-State, Xcel and Platte River Power had the closures slated for 2030. But Colorado air quality regulators say it must be done earlier to meet greenhouse gas targets.
Tri-State increases the amount of greenhouse gases it will cut in Colorado by adding wind and solar generation
Colorado's second largest electricity provider is now on par with other utilities for carbon dioxide reduction, but it will need to stop buying coal-fired power from elsewhere to do it
Wildfires make work to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions even more crucial, Gov. Polis says
In an address to state air-quality regulators, Polis reaffirmed ambitious climate-related goals. But some say the roadmap to reach them lacks urgency.
Opinion: Platte River Power Authority must commit to 100% renewable energy. Period.
We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plants
By 2031 water use for coal-fired power plants in Colorado will drop to 3.7 billion gallons – a 68% reduction, according to the Energy and Policy Institute.
Only three coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiled
Xcel is the only utility in Colorado with large, coal-fired power plants set to operate past 2030.
Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.
Some critics say what is lacking is a lead from Gov. Jared Polis
Colorado Springs will shut down its two coal-fired plants by 2030. Now it’s time for Xcel to do the same, environmentalists say.
Coal-burning turbines at Martin Drake will be temporarily replaced with natural gas units as Colorado Springs Utilities builds new electric transmission lines
Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energy
Shut down of Rawhide Unit 1 leaves only a few big coal burning plants in Colorado without retirement dates as utilities feel pressure from customers, government to meet climate goals
Colorado’s lights, broadband must stay on during coronavirus. Here’s how utilities are keeping their workers safe.
Pandemic plans are being dusted off. In Colorado Springs, where 7 people have died, utility workers have been issued personal protective equipment so they can make gas, carbon monoxide safety checks.
More Colorado coal-fired power plants could be closing, but the timing depends on some complex deals
The utility PacifiCorp hopes to retire its Colorado properties, though co-ownership with power-providers Xcel and Tri-State complicates the process
Chemical contamination from 7 Colorado coal-fired power plants found during groundwater monitoring
Local plants vow to minimize coal-ash contamination to meet new EPA rules; report finds cases much worse in other states
Colorado power companies bet big on net-zero emissions as state debates 100% renewable energy future
Xcel, Platte River banking on lowering emissions with nuclear, geothermal and carbon capture tech, but critics argue it would be too small, too slow
Boulder, Pueblo could be the next cities to create their own utilities in pursuit of 100 percent renewable energy
Nine governments are moving toward having their cities powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Longmont and Fort Collins have the best chances.
Jared Polis wants Colorado 100 percent powered by renewable energy, but talk is easier than the walk
At least 9 Colorado governments are working to wean themselves from coal and natural gas, but they say getting to 100% solar and wind power is harder than it seems.