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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.

Freedom Lovers, Let's Talk Nukes

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Wouldn't our nation be great to spawn a clean energy economy that favors technologies our young people can safely handle, with low barriers for entrepreneurial entry, with no risks of being weaponized?

Whose Ridiculous Publicity Stunt Is It, Anyway?

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

A demonstration called on Governor Ritter to stop clowning around when it comes to confronting global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions are actually on the rise in Colorado thanks to Xcel Energy.

Governor Ritter REDI-ing to Retire Coal Plants

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

All the renewable energy in the world can't and won't make up for the fact that unless Colorado starts cutting back on coal burning, greenhouse gases are going to keep climbing.

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 ...

Over-exposed To Coal: Colorado Could Maim Its Economy

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Of Colorado's power generation, 70 percent comes from one fuel type: coal, which the United States Geological Survey has estimated will stop being cheap in as little as two decades.

The Big Mugging: Xcel's Top Guns Will Defend the Indefensible Thursday

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Xcel Energy will bring out their top guns to argue in support of their proposed rate increase that will increase our base rates in Colorado to pay for the new 750MW coal plant in Pueblo.

The Trouble with Geniuses: They Forget to Reach High Schoolers

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Climate defenders need a simple, concrete frame that captures the CO2 crisis, hopefully one that can be grasped with a high-school education. It's the acid story.

The Economic Wind for New Energy Is Stiffening

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

Despite a new wind turbine in Boulder, the elephant in the middle of the New Energy Economy is Comanche 3, the 750 megawatt coal plant in Colorado coming online as soon as next month.