Oil and gas companies must monitor fracking emissions as Colorado adopts first-in-the-nation rules to reduce air pollution
Some environmental groups say the new regulations, which also give local governments access to collected data, aren’t fully baked even after long negotiations
We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plantsBy Mark Jaffe Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Only three coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiledBy Lauren Irwin Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.By Mark Jaffe Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Colorado Springs will shut down its two coal-fired plants by 2030. Now it’s time for Xcel to do the same, environmentalists say.By Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energyBy Lauren Irwin Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Western Slope utility serving Delta, Montrose settles on $136.5 million fee to break up with Tri-State
The fight between Delta-Montrose Electric Association and its power generating partner has dragged on since 2016 and led Tri-State to be more flexible in its remaining contracts.
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.
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.
Tri-State Generation to close all of its Colorado, New Mexico coal-fired power plants and coal mines — 3 locations — by 2030
Tri-State has been pressured by its rural electric co-op members -- including Brighton-based United Power and Durango-based La Plata Electric Association -- to use more renewable energy in recent years
Two more electric co-ops are trying to leave Tri-State Generation. They’ve asked the Colorado PUC for help
United Power and La Plata Electric say they’re being held hostage and need regulators to help negotiate breakup fees
Westminster-based electricity giant wanted out of the scrutiny of Colorado’s PUC and had said FERC would give a united approach to rate setting in four states
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
Fearing Tri-State could duck clean-energy goals, Colorado utilities commission files unprecedented protest
For the first time in at least 25 years, state regulators move to stop a migration, saying the interstate power provider has too much unfinished business here
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.