One by one, the environmentalists walked to the microphone to sing the praises of U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper. Breanna Gonzalez, the Colorado field coordinator for Hispanics Enjoying Camping, Hunting, and the Outdoors, thanked Hickenlooper for his “important leadership” in advancing Democrats’ climate, health care and spending bill in the U.S. Senate. Kelly Nordini, executive director […]
Wild Earth Guardians
An environmental group claims 70% of Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions come from oil and gas. But that’s in dispute.
In what is becoming a running skirmish between environmental groups and the Polis administration over how to curb the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, a new analysis calculates that 70% of all the gases come from oil and gas operations and calls for the shutdown of the sector by 2030. The figures used in the […]
Colorado must cut half of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. It will lean on oil and gas to do it.
Some of the biggest cuts in Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions will come from the electricity and transportation sectors, but hitting the state’s goal of a 26% reduction in emissions from 2005 levels in the next five years will depend on curbing oil and gas emissions, according to a state analysis. “To meet these goals, we […]
Drafting rules to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions may prove even harder because of missing data
A plan to reduce Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions will be a device of many moving parts and after a review by an Air Quality Control Commission subcommittee Thursday it looks like those parts are moving slowly, with rules in key areas not in place for another year. The timetables rolled out during the session, carried […]
Colorado may have missed a deadline to plan for reducing greenhouse gasses. Now the state faces a lawsuit.
The clock is ticking. Each day climate-altering, man-made gases are building up in the atmosphere and Colorado’s effort to help stem the tide is running late. The Air Quality Control Commission missed a July 1 deadline to issue draft rules to meet Colorado’s greenhouse gas reduction targets – or perhaps it didn’t. It all depends […]
Tri-State, under pressure from its member co-ops to change or fall behind, is shifting to renewable energy
In a sign of how quickly the electricity industry is changing, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is taking a quick paced series of steps to deal with market pressure and complaints from some of its member cooperatives. Westminster-based Tri-State — power provider to 43 rural electric cooperatives in four states, including 18 in Colorado — […]
Colorado co-op’s fight for renewable energy could upend how rural communities are powered
A battle between a Western Slope rural electric cooperative and one of the country’s largest co-op power providers has intensified, setting the stage for what may be a significant change in how and where some rural communities get their electricity. On one side is the Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA), the Montrose-based co-op serving about 33,000 […]