Large electricity generators use lots of water to cool their coal-fired plants. As those units shut down, expect to see battles heat up over how the massive amounts of water can be repurposed.
Colorado’s lights, broadband must stay on during coronavirus. Here’s how utilities are keeping their workers safe.By Mark Jaffe Coronavirus Primary category in which blog post is published
Tri-State Generation to close all of its Colorado, New Mexico coal-fired power plants and coal mines — 3 locations — by 2030By Jesse Paul Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Two more electric co-ops are trying to leave Tri-State Generation. They’ve asked the Colorado PUC for helpBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
More Colorado coal-fired power plants could be closing, but the timing depends on some complex dealsBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Tri-State, under pressure from its member co-ops to change or fall behind, is shifting to renewable energy
Giant power provider on the verge of deal with departing utility says it will shutter coal-fired plant in Nucla two years early as it retools carbon-emissions goals.
Bold $500 million offer to replace 3 coal-powered plants with renewables, gas met by reluctance from Tri-State
Miami’s Guzman Energy already helped a New Mexico co-op leave Tri-State and says switching to renewable energy will cost less
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
As fight with Delta-Montrose Electric Association heads to court -- and PUC hearing -- Tri-State announces new wind, solar projects
Delta Montrose Electric Association wants break its contract with big electric generator to get more renewable sources in the mix.
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.
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