renewable energy

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Jared Polis made a lot of promises in bid for governor. Here’s his progress on the 10 biggest.

The pledges the Democratic candidates made on education, health care, oil and gas and TABOR all rank at the top of his list

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Small hydropower providers are hoping it’s their time to shine as Colorado moves toward a renewables future

“My dream is to get to the world where hydropower is like rooftop solar," said Kurt Johnson, a hydropower advocate who co-authored the Colorado Energy Office’s “2015 Small Hydropower Handbook.”

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

In exclusive interview, Gov. Jared Polis previews his legislative agenda and bold, new approach

The Democrat plans to move aggressively to implement his priorities, starting with executive orders as early as this week

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver and Boulder have big goals to fight climate change. But there is an obstacle: cannabis

Costs, regulations pushing legitimate marijuana grow operations to be more efficient, but illicit grows still consume 75 percent of the energy used to cultivate pot

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility, aims to have zero carbon emissions by 2050 in industry-first plan

Xcel Energy says it's responding in large part to climate change and its goals will affect eight states where the company operates

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Homes with no energy bills are catching on — even in Pueblo — and the extra cost isn’t as high as you’d think

A study that found building net-zero homes costs not much more than standard homes changed the trajectory of a Pueblo housing project. Now, more than 5,000 net-zero ready homes are proposed for Colorado.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

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.

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Fact check: What’s true (and what’s not) about 2018 Colorado ballot measures

A look at the claims in TV ads about oil and gas setbacks and transportation spending