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.
Colorado wants to help after coal leaves town. It’s going to take time. And a lot of money.
The Just Transition Action Plan has options for the state to help when coal mines and power plants close. Officials want federal support, too.
Xcel Energy moves up closure dates for coal-fired power plant near Steamboat Springs
Hayden Generating Station units 1 and 2 will be closed without layoffs of 75 people who work there, utility giant says as it moves toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.
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
Ambitious plan to reduce CO2 emissions still leaves Tri-State getting 23% of electricity from coal plants
The state’s second largest electric provider plans to spend $21 billion to add renewable sources and battery storage. Natural gas is in the mix.
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
Anticipating a bust, the Colorado coal town of Craig gets an unexpected boost
Northwest Colorado is grieving the looming loss of a major industry and the pandemic has hurt. But the broader economy is beginning to perk up. "We are not victims," Craig chamber boss says.
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.
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 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
Tri-State’s clean energy battles with two Colorado electric co-ops now threaten the utility’s finances
A week-long hearing is set before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to determine reasonable exit fees for United Power and La Plata Electric Association
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.
The closure of Colorado coal-fired powerplants is freeing up water for thirsty cities
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.