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Stingy car electrification plan by Black Hills Energy drives Pueblo inequity, advocates say

Southern Colorado utility’s first required Transportation Electrification Plan offers far fewer public benefits than Xcel’s in a place that needs it much more, the groups say.

Environment

Xcel Energy will drop $3 monthly pipeline fee that has raised three times the amount it was intended to collect

An agreement with utility regulators will still allow Xcel to charge customers for system upgrades, but with more scrutiny than the Pipeline System Integrity Adjustment, which generated $610 million

Energy

After collecting $610 million from Colorado customers, regulators say it’s time to end Xcel’s pipeline repair fee

The Pipeline System Integrity Adjustments fee was supposed to be temporary. A decade on, it now accounts for 16% of Xcel’s natural gas revenue in Colorado.

Business

Rivian electric vehicle chargers are not coming to Colorado parks anytime soon

The EV maker had pledged to start installing public chargers at every state park starting in July, at no cost to government, but officials haven’t finished an agreement yet.

Environment

Xcel Energy may fill the hole left by closing its Hayden coal-fired power plant with salt. And fish.

The utility’s plan to generate electricity using molten salt could serve as a template for other towns facing the end of the age of coal.

Environment

Denver’s climate change “czar” has a mission and millions of dollars to start carrying it out

A vote to boost sales taxes to combat greenhouse gas emissions hands a big fund to the climate change office, which has equally big goals on changing everything from building structure to recycling habits.

Environment

Your definitive – for now – Q&A for electric vehicles in Colorado

What you need to know about how to pick an EV, what subsidy you might get, where to charge it, what “range anxiety” means, and how Coloradans are totally geeking out on their statistics.

Environment

Xcel Energy’s new electric vehicle incentives include used-car rebates, wiring homes for chargers

Colorado’s dominant utility wins praise for expanding access to electrification at home. They have new and used EV rebates based on income, and will help in buying a faster charger and getting it wired safely

Environment

Colorado consumer advocates ask utility commission to reject $130M of Xcel’s February storm surcharge

The mid-February deep freeze sent natural gas prices soaring, but critics say the utility ignored warnings to store more gas and could have substituted cheaper fuel oil.

Energy

Cost of wholesale electricity nearly doubled for Colorado co-op suing Xcel Energy, its partner in Comanche 3

CORE, which owns a 25% stake in the troubled unit, wants to be reimbursed for costs related to the 700 days the Pueblo plant has been offline since 2010.

Business

Colorado’s consumer advocate gets wider climate powers and a new name

Office of Consumer Counsel rebrands as Utility Consumer Advocate, with new legal rights to intervene on decarbonization and environmental justice efforts.

Environment

Coal is fading in northwest Colorado. The region is betting its economic future on another natural resource.

As coal mining fades, a diverse coalition of Moffat County residents and leaders is planning for the next chapter with a focus on protecting resources while managing recreation and tourism.

Outdoors

Here comes Hayden: One of Colorado’s last down-valley ski towns to pop is having its moment

Town leaders are preparing for an influx of newcomers while working to maintain their ranching heritage and small-town vibe.

Outdoors

Xcel Energy needs a smarter, greener electric grid. But should Colorado customers foot the $344 million bill for it?

If the Public Utilities Commission OK's Xcel’s largest ever rate increase, electric bills for Colorado customers will have increased 20% since the start of the year

Business

If you’re an Xcel Energy customer, you’re getting a “smart meter” that will charge more for electricity used during peak periods

All 1.6 million Xcel Energy customers in Colorado will transition to time-of-use billing, which is intended to encourage people to reduce consumption during certain times of day.

Business

About 30% of Denver’s homes lack air conditioning. Here’s the city’s environmentally friendly solution.

The city's effort is part of a broader attempt to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by getting people in Colorado to replace gas-powered furnaces and hot water heaters with electric heating and cooling.

Energy

Colorado allows an Eastern Plains power plant to emit toxic sulfur dioxide emissions far above safe levels, groups claim

A broad coalition of activists says it has done its own pollution modelling and analyzed EPA data, finding the Brush coal-fired station violated standards for hundreds of hours in the past two years.

Environment

Some of the worst ozone pollution in the U.S. settles along the Front Range. New rules to fix it are ahead.

Colorado has made some progress toward reducing the chemical dangerous to human health. But it will take leaning on automobiles and oil and gas producers to really move the needle.

Climate

Some Colorado utility consumers could pay more than $550 for February storm

Consumer advocates still pursuing questions of why gas supplies for Front Range shot up so much when the cold hit Texas hardest.

Energy

How much damage does climate change cause in Colorado? Leaders are trying to put a price tag on it.

There are growing efforts -- in Washington and at the Colorado statehouse -- are trying to determine the social cost of carbon so they can put a price on greenhouse gases for the economic damage they wreak

Climate
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