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Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game

Anne Butterfield | Posted 01.22.2012 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Our children's climate is being pushed over a cliff. This is the time to pay even more attention to Xcel's emissions, and New Era Colorado is up to the task.

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...

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 ...

Xcel Energy Explores Expedited Closure Of Coal-Fired Unit

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy Inc. is studying what it would take to speed up its timetable for retiring some coal-fired power plants to help Colorado me...

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...

Taking on King Coal

Pete Maysmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Pete Maysmith

Bipartisanship is dead. At least that is what the chattering class would have you believe. Look a little deeper however, and you'll see that there is a different story to tell in the Rocky Mountains.

Denver Mint To Coin New Energy Approach, Use Wind

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The U.S. Mint in Denver is going green. Xcel Energy said Tuesday that the Mint, which produces coins, will start getting all its elect...

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 ...

Denver Power Outage Leaves Thousands In Southwest Metro Area Without Power

9news | Jeffrey Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAKEWOOD - About 17,000 customers lost power on Thursday afternoon and Xcel Energy says they may not get it restored until 8 p.m. ...

Vestas Wind Systems Receives Order For 139 Turbines To Be Used East Of Denver

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 139 turbines from Renewable Energy Systems Americas for a wind farm RES Americas is build...

Xcel's Denver Rate Increase Were Nation's Second-Highest Rate Hike

The Denver Post | Mark Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver had the second-highest increase in electric rates in the country in the first half of this year -- 21.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau o...

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...

Xcel Cabin Creek Hydro Plant Fire Animated Reenactment Released (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday released a portion of an animated simulation of the last moments of the lives of workers trapped inside Xcel...

Xcel Trying To Suppress Federal Report On

The Denver Post | Felisa Cardona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Xcel Energy and one of its contractors are trying to suppress the release of a federal investigative report into the deaths of five workers at the C...

Xcel Equipment Failure Leaves 5,200 Without Power In Denver

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Xcel Energy blames equipment failure for a power outage on Monday at the same location where a substation exploded a week ago. Advertisement...

Xcel Asks State Of Colorado Permission To Reduce Solar Projections

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Charles Ashby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Xcel Energy wants the state to allow it to reduce by nearly half its promise to generate more electricity from solar sources. The utility company a...

Boulder, Xcel Would Part Ways If Citizens Voted Today: Poll

Boulder Daily Camera | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

If Boulder voters went to the polls today, they would likely turn down both a new franchise agreement with Xcel Energy and a new utility excise tax --...

Colorado Natural Gas Law:

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 09.09.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado is pushing its largest utility toward using more natural gas to cut power plant emissions in the Denver area under a new law backed...

Q & A With Senate District 34 Candidate Derec Shuler, Part 1

Mike Krause | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mike Krause

Derec Shuler wants to be my state senator. He's running for the Senate District 34 seat in northwest Denver recently vacated by Paula Sandoval. He's a Republican in a heavily Democratic district.

Xcel Promises To Cut Pollution In Colorado

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy is promising to cut air pollution over the next seven years. A deal announced Friday by Gov. Bill Ritter, the company and ...

Xcel says it has no nuclear plans for Colorado

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A spokesman for Xcel Energy told the Colorado Independent today that the company has not proposed a nuclear power plant for Colorado. Tom Henley, Seni...

Xcel Rate Increase Makes Small Businesses Foot Too Much Of The Bill: Consumer Council

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After an eight-month battle, Xcel Energy this month won a $128.3 million rate increase. Now a second battle is brewing over who, exactly, should foot ...

Colorado Air Division Thumbs Nose at Governor Ritter

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division rejected calls to keep CO2 emission in check at the Valmont coal-fired power plant in Boulder. Are there any limits on carbon in Colorado?

New Energy Economy -- Next Steps for Colorado and the Nation

Leslie Weise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leslie Weise

There are many obstacles to transition our dependency on traditional fossil fuels to cleaner energy solutions, and Ritter has demonstrated the courage to confront those obstacles.

Colorado Democrats Want To Raise Bar For Renewable Energy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado Democratic state lawmakers want to increase the amount of electricity coming from renewable sources, saying the move will help...