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Paying the IOU: Boulder and its Expiring Xcel Franchise

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

With Xcel, Boulder pays Cadillac prices to cruise at the clean edge of the fossil fuel pack, but with a muni, we could be in a thrifty Prius zooming towards lots of wind and solar, shielded from coal's various costs.

Xcel Energy CEO Richard Kelly's Pay Doubled In 2009

Denver Business Journal | Jim Hammerand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Xcel Energy Inc. ― Colorado's largest power utility ― paid its chief executive, Richard Kelly, more than twice as much in 2009 as in 2008. Acco...

Xcel April Fools: Activists Use Fake Website To Slam Energy Provider For Using Fossil Fuels

Boulder Daily Camera | Sarah Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A prank against Xcel Energy on Thursday was only missing the activists popping out of the fake Web site they created and yelling "April Fools" at the ...

Will Gusher Trauma Lead Us to National Energy Goals?

Anne Butterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Butterfield

We need to adopt a pioneering spirit that sees our vast landscapes at home as something to be mapped with new purpose. And that means committing to large scale renewable power.

How the West Is Winning Against Coal

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

There is so much good news coming out of the western U.S. these days on coal and clean energy, from Colorado to Los Angeles.

Denver Snow Storm Cancels Flights, Closes Schools, Causes Power Outages

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A sloppy spring snowstorm caused mushy headaches Wednesday for travelers, students and businesses across Colorado. The storm dumped ab...

Colorado Coal-To-Natural Gas Pill Passes House After Splitting GOP

The Denver Post | Tim Hoover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Some Republicans said the bill flew in the face of free-market principles. Others said it would help avoid the "heavy hand" of the Environmental Prote...

Greening School District #51

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

Mesa County Valley School District 51 is taking major steps down the road to sustainability and getting recognition for doing so.

Renewable Energy Bill Could Increase Colorado Jobs By 23,000

Denver Business Journal | Cathy Proctor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Environmental advocates supporting a bill in the state Legislature that would require Xcel Energy to get 30 percent of its power from renewable source...

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?

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.

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.

Xcel Executive Perks: Energy Company Eliminates Executive Spending From Rate Increase After Outcry

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After weeks of public outcry, Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest energy provider has agreed to drop $280,000 worth of requests for food, travel and other...

Xcel Energy Lavishing Execs As It Hikes Rates In Colorado

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

With Xcel Energy on pace to disconnect power to some 70,000 Coloradans this year for nonpayment, energy activists are openly questioning why ratepayer...

Xcel Granted $128 Million Rate Cuts After 'Polite But Powerful' Statement From The PUC

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission late Friday afternoon approved a $128.3 million increase in Xcel Energy electric rates that will go into effe...

Xcel Energy Unlikely To Face Resistance From State Over Executive Spending

Th Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Consumer advocates who want the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to establish a firm policy cracking down on Xcel Energy charging ratepayers for l...

How Cities Can Foster Demand for Electric Cars

Ben Holland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Holland

Electric vehicles aren't likely to pour into car lots next year. Our current economy will make sure of that. Nevertheless, many cities can position themselves to benefit from the technology.

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.

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.

Xcel Trims Rate Increase Request To

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Xcel Energy Inc. is seeking to raise electric base rates by $136 million a year, down from an earlier request of about $180 million, in...

Xcel To Warn Investors About Global Warming, More Companies May Follow

New York Times, Wall Street Journal | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been busy lately trying to keep investment banks in line. That's no small task, but if the inertia of Wall ...