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After long battle, 3 Colorado electric co-ops may renegotiate with Tri-State instead of leaving outright

In the jockeying for a new relationship between Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association and the rural cooperatives it supplies with electricity, three Colorado co-ops are seeking partial contracts with the power wholesaler — instead of leaving outright. Tri-State and some of its cooperatives have been battling over the association’s long-term contract, which requires members to […]

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Opinion: Colorado law should give geothermal energy equal standing with other renewables

Geothermal energy taps into natural subsurface heat to generate clean, reliable 24/7 electricity. This renewable energy source could have a huge impact on the fight against climate change in Colorado and around the world. So why isn’t geothermal treated as favorably as wind and solar in Colorado’s energy and environmental laws and regulations? That’s a […]

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Wind energy company pleads guilty after 150 eagles are killed at its farms in 8 states, including Colorado

By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — A wind energy company was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed over the past decade at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. NextEra Energy subsidiary ESI […]

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Colorado rejects Xcel Energy’s attempt to extend the life of Pueblo’s coal plant by 12 more years

An agreement that would have locked in 12 more years of life for Xcel Energy’s troubled Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant was rejected by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Monday. All three commissioners voiced opposition to the deal, citing concerns over the plant’s reliability, the fact that early closure might be cheaper for consumers […]