Mindful of PG&E’s struggles in California, Xcel Energy and electrical cooperatives are stepping up efforts to minimize the risk of causing wildfires.
Oil and gas companies must monitor fracking emissions as Colorado adopts first-in-the-nation rules to reduce air pollutionMark Jaffe
Colorado oil and gas emissions rules begin to tighten, but gaps open over what is monitored, by whom and whereMark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
We now know how many billions of gallons of water Colorado will save by closing coal-fired power plantsMark Jaffe Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Only three coal-fired power plants in Colorado are set to operate past 2030 after Craig Station shutdown date is unveiledLauren Irwin Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
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
Larimer County coal-fired power plant will close 16 years early as Colorado speeds move toward renewable energy
Shut down of Rawhide Unit 1 leaves only a few big coal burning plants in Colorado without retirement dates as utilities feel pressure from customers, government to meet climate goals
Xcel pushes natural gas rate hike for Colorado customers even as regulators ask for coronavirus-related delay
State regulators want Xcel to delay energy price increase by 90 to 120 days. “COVID-19 is turning everything upside down,” consumer advocate says.
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.
Colorado’s lights, broadband must stay on during coronavirus. Here’s how utilities are keeping their workers safe.
Pandemic plans are being dusted off. In Colorado Springs, where 7 people have died, utility workers have been issued personal protective equipment so they can make gas, carbon monoxide safety checks.
Wyoming coal interests funneled money, experts to influence Colorado PUC decision on closing parts of Pueblo plant
The Coalition of Ratepayers, a group formed by the Denver-based Independence Institute and which received money from out of state, still couldn’t stop the shutdown of Comanche Station units in Pueblo.
Data shows fewer new EV buyers took advantage of state’s $5,000 tax credits, which drop to $2,500 next year.
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.
Xcel wins $41.5 million rate increase, but Colorado regulators balk at charging for repairs to troubled coal plant
Xcel Energy wanted a $158.3 million increase, but the PUC pushed back to keep rate hike passed on to residential customers to about $1.03 per month.