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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.

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

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

In Colorado, where climate change is front and center, John Hickenlooper is favored to unseat Cory Gardner

The GOP incumbent is linked to Trump, while the moderate, pro-fracking former governor is called “Frackenlooper” by progressives.

Opinion: Clean energy development can help our economy back onto its feet

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

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

Opinion: Colorado’s clean energy workers are hurting in these coronavirus times

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.

Most used wind turbine blades end up in landfills. Colorado is part of the push to make the industry greener.

Wind energy industry leaders don't like the optics — even if the old blades don't pose environmental harm — and Colorado could see a new generation of recyclable, repairable blades

Want cheaper electricity? Xcel Energy wants to help — if you’re willing to do your laundry at 2 a.m.

Xcel is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to put all of its residential customers in Colorado on time-of-use rates to blunt the demand for electricity on summer afternoons and early evenings.

Opinion: Colorado’s climate future is now. Let’s confront the challenges and seize the opportunities.

Opinion: How to design markets for effective energy transition in Colorado

Opinion: In Colorado, conservative and pro-oil and gas communities support renewables, too

U.S. military wants Colorado, other states to keep wind turbines from interfering with nuclear sites

The Department of Defense and the Air Force want five states, including Colorado, to make new rules to limit wind turbines to prevent conflict between helicopters that provide nuclear site security

Opinion: Colorado poised to become advanced energy leader with Congress’ help

Scattering BLM will be good for policy, boss William Pendley says. Not with him at the helm, advocacy groups argue.

Former head of conservative Lakewood-based legal foundation says he’s a good Marine, following orders of President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

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