Xcel Energy’s emergency response went off without a hitch after a major gas line equipment failure left 800 households in the cold. But there was still wood-fired pizza for dinner.
More Colorado coal-fired power plants could be closing, but the timing depends on some complex dealsBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado, as interests shift to influence Democratic-controlled CapitolBy Sandra Fish Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published
Bold $500 million offer to replace 3 coal-powered plants with renewables, gas met by reluctance from Tri-StateBy Mark Jaffe Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Revisions to six sets of rules and four bills in the statehouse, including one that enacts "social cost of carbon" standard, aim to reduce carbon emissions while protecting coal-plant workers from obsolescence
Democratic lawmakers want to put emissions standards in state law – that go further than the initial Paris climate accord
Local plants vow to minimize coal-ash contamination to meet new EPA rules; report finds cases much worse in other states
The marijuana industry is counting on support from Gov. Jared Polis in a key legislative year
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
So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.
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
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
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.