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Critics say Xcel Energy’s latest bid for a gas rate increase would leave customers pinched

The battle over Xcel Energy’s proposed natural gas rate increase isn’t just a dispute over whether the utility gets the $188.6 million it is seeking from its Colorado customers but also in part about the future of natural gas in the state. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Thursday heard from the public on the […]

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Only three coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiled

All three units of Craig Station, one of Colorado’s largest coal-fired power plants, will shut down by 2030.  The five co-owners of Unit 2 at the facility in northwest Colorado last week unanimously voted to close the 410-megawatt plant by Sept. 20, 2028.  It’s the latest blow to the coal economy in the area, but […]