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Delta County leaders reverse course, say “shear thing” to plan for big solar project on land where sheep graze

The 475-acre Garnet Mesa project had been rejected by Delta County commissioners in March over concerns about the loss of farmland and in the face of opposition from neighbors

Climate

Opinion: Electric vehicles make sense in cities, but not so much anywhere else

Yes, they run cleaner on the streets, but when it comes to making — and charging — them, things get dirtier

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Praise for Xcel’s agreement to stop burning coal by 2031

But it shouldn’t swap one fossil fuel for another, and should commit to 100% renewable energy

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The answer to Russia’s aggression isn’t more oil. It’s different energy

It will ameliorate climate change, and make Putin's energy weaponization irrelevant

Opinion Columns

“It’s our new cash crop”: A land rush for renewable energy is transforming the Eastern Plains

A race to meet state climate goals — and to get expiring federal tax credits along the way — has led to a flurry of wind and solar activity

Energy

Dam of questions breaks around hydropower plan for one-of-a-kind canyon in western Colorado

Creating Xcel’s renewable energy “battery” in Unaweep Canyon could put part of the rare two-mouthed canyon underwater

Environment

Opinion: Independence from oil will bring “energy independence” from Russia

The issue is not the source, it’s the drug

Opinion Columns

After long battle, 3 Colorado electric co-ops may renegotiate with Tri-State instead of leaving outright

Partial contracts keep the co-ops in the association while enabling them to purchase cheaper power and build local, renewable energy projects

Business

Opinion: Colorado law should give geothermal energy equal standing with other renewables

A bill before the General Assembly would help unlock geothermal’s potential and bridge the gap to a renewable-energy future

Opinion Columns

United Power should be able to leave Tri-State for less than a tenth of a proposed $1.6B exit fee, federal report says

An energy economist for Tri-State's federal regulator called the energy association's exit-fee calculations flawed and unreasonable.

Business

Xcel Energy rate hikes would raise utility bills up to $18 per month. And they’re not done yet.

3 requests before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission seek to recoup nearly $1 billion from customers, including the cost of buying gas during winter storms in 2021

Business

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

Energy

Opinion: 3 lessons from the energy crisis

Understanding the cause of tight supply and high prices is not as simple as blaming Biden, or windmills, or oil and gas producers

Opinion Columns

As Xcel electrifies the Eastern Plains, how close is too close to the Sand Creek Massacre site?

Park advocates worry about cluttering the Eastern Plains’ “cultural landscape” amid routing for a key part of Colorado’s clean energy plan

Environment

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

Environment

Rural electric co-ops get shocking estimates of the cost to break up with Tri-State Generation

Nine members of Tri-State asked what they’d have to pay to leave the association. Now they want to know the formula used to calculate the bills.

Business

Opinion: Clean energy is the road forward to Colorado jobs and economic recovery, not just clean air

Looking at the cost of closing Colorado’s coal-fired power plants is a bit like considering the replacement of an old car.

Opinion Columns

Wind turbine company Vestas cuts 450 jobs in plants across Colorado

The company laid off workers in Pueblo and Windsor and closed a separate blade factory in Brighton where 280 people worked

Business

Gardner says Roe v. Wade is “settled law” in final U.S. Senate debate, as Hickenlooper talks court packing

The Republican incumbent declared Roe v. Wade “settled law” as his Democratic rival expressed concern about packing the Supreme Court

Election 2020

In Colorado, where climate change is front and center, John Hickenlooper is favored to unseat Cory Gardner

The GOP incumbent is linked to Trump, while the moderate, pro-fracking former governor is called “Frackenlooper” by progressives.

Environment
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