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Bright Prospects For Solar Research In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.08.2011 | Denver

Colorado's renewable energy prospects are looking bright. And with the opening of the largest solar research facility in the United States yesterday,...

Xcel Energy On Trial For Deaths In Plant Fire

AP | By P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.01.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A criminal trial in the deaths of five workers at a Colorado hydroelectric plant began Tuesday in the rare prosecution of a company. Xcel E...

Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation

Anne Butterfield | Posted 07.16.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

If Xcel proposes "business as usual" with its exposure to fossil fuels and a rate hike of 33 percent in nine years, Boulder's case for municipalization becomes starkly stronger.

Rocky Road for Clean Energy, Views Still Great

Anne Butterfield | Posted 02.22.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Boulder city staff have formally defined the parameters of Boulder's quest for a clean energy future, with or without Xcel Energy.

Xcel Cuts Solar Incentive

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Xcel Energy said Wednesday that it is cutting the financial incentives it offers to customers for solar-energy installations. In addition, the util...

State OK's Alternative Energy Power Line Fought By Billionaire

Denver Business Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has approved construction of a $180 million, 150-mile power transmission line from the San Luis Valley to the...

Xcel Coal-To-Gas Plan Divides Colorado Regulators

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado regulators are split on Xcel Energy's plan for cutting air pollution from coal-fired power plants by 2018. The Public Utiliti...

Louis Bacon Battles To Protect Ranch From Solar-Power Lines

The Denver Post | Jason Blevins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Reclusive billionaire Louis Moore Bacon is emerging from the shadows in a southern Colorado showdown over solar-power transmission lines. One side ...

Clean Energy Offers Solution to Western Water Woes

Stacy Tellinghuisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Stacy Tellinghuisen

Recent decisions by utilities in Colorado and Arizona serve as prime examples of how smart energy policies can benefit the region's water resources.

Xcel Scraps Plan To Cut Emissions, Sets Earlier Deadline

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy's plan to retire about 900 megawatts of coal-fired power generation by 2022 is off the table, as it focuses on doing it by ...

State Regulator Sign Order To End Coal Plants In Denver Area

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — State regulators issued written orders Wednesday that would leave no coal-burning power plants in the Denver area after 2017. The Colora...

New Mexico Cap And Trade Program Faces Appeal From Electric Utility

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's largest electric utility filed a notice of appeal Tuesday to the state's new cap-and-trade program. Public Ser...

Xcel Changes Insufficient To Meet Clean-Air Goal, Colo. Health Agency Says

The Denver Post | Mark Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A plan by Xcel Energy to shut down coal-fired power plants can't meet Front Range clean-air goals and a 2017 deadline, state health officials said Mon...

Local Power for Boulder and Beyond

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

There are energy options for municipalities like Boulder to get more direct authority over the energy supply. With or without the help of Xcel Energy.

Xcel's Smart Grid To Be Subject Of PUC Hearings This Week

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy's SmartGridCity is supposed to be an experiment in what a modern energy grid might look like. Since the utility announced ...

Boulder's 2B Means Progress Toward Clean Energy

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Xcel has morphed into being a taxing authority for Boulder, and this status will last to the end of this year when its franchise expires.

Xcel Energy Unveils Plan To Convert Coal Plant To Natural Gas

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy is proposing to spend $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to natural gas and close a plant to comply with a new...

Xcel Charging Customers For Private Jets

KMGH Denver | Arthur Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Xcel Energy had consumers pay more than $1 million last year for employees to fly in two luxury jets despite many consumers seeing substanti...

Real Growing Pains and the Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Nearly 80 percent of voters prefer their power to be generated by natural gas and renewable resources instead of coal -- and are willing to pay for it.

Josh Penry's High Voltage Hypocrisy

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

The problem Penry has as a credible spokesman for lower energy costs is his co-sponsorship of the so-called Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act, which will drive up utility bills for many Coloradans.

Coming Clean With Coal

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

I'm an environmentalist. And I don't support Clean Air-Clean Jobs. This is tough to admit, and I'm sure it's going to draw the ire of some of my colleagues.

Solar-Coal Hybrid Project Being Tested In Colorado

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — What if a coal-fired power plant could use energy from the sun to reduce how much coal it needs to generate electricity?...

Boulder May Dump Xcel For Not Being Green Enough

Boulder Daily Camera | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

As time runs out for Boulder to make some major decisions about where its electricity will come from in the future, the city has launched an education...

Cabin Creek Fire Report: Bad Planning Led To Workers' Deaths

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (Associated Press)- Federal officials investigating a 2007 fire that killed five workers at a hydroelectric plant said Wednesday that Xcel Ener...

Pay the Same, Get More: No New Boulder Franchise Agreement

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

If Boulder makes a commitment to get more information to voters for November's ballot, it has a real chance to pay the same but get more from its energy supply.