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Cannabis lobby gains new clout in Colorado as its spending tripled in the past five years

The marijuana industry is counting on support from Gov. Jared Polis in a key legislative year

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Coal-fired power plants are closing early and Colorado lawmakers want to ease towns’ tough transition

House Bill 1037 would let electric companies recoup money spent to build the plants while funding economic impact grants to towns losing jobs along the way

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Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.

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Colorado power companies bet big on net-zero emissions as state debates 100% renewable energy future

Xcel, Platte River banking on lowering emissions with nuclear, geothermal and carbon capture tech, but critics argue it would be too small, too slow

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Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest utility, aims to have zero carbon emissions by 2050 in industry-first plan

Xcel Energy says it's responding in large part to climate change and its goals will affect eight states where the company operates

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Boulder, Pueblo could be the next cities to create their own utilities in pursuit of 100 percent renewable energy

Nine governments are moving toward having their cities powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Longmont and Fort Collins have the best chances.

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Jared Polis wants Colorado 100 percent powered by renewable energy, but talk is easier than the walk

At least 9 Colorado governments are working to wean themselves from coal and natural gas, but they say getting to 100% solar and wind power is harder than it seems.