Colorado Water Center’s John Tracy said we’re in a new phase of understanding water. It’s not building dams or canals. It’s not new technology. It’s something else.
Agricultural interests found prices at Northern Water’s water auction in Longmont to their liking, a sharp contrast to the long-term trend
Senate president Fenberg takes a hard question about his choice of a committee for the first hearing: it was a statement bill.
Mark Gabriel, the CEO of United Power, says transmission is nice but his and other utilities must embrace what is close at hand
At Wyoming Capitol, a denial of climate change — and continued support for carbon capture technology
New Mexico cooperative moves forward with plans for microgrids at Taos ski area and Picuris Pueblo and elswewhere
Advanced La Plata Electric Association on several fronts but co-op remains a full member of Tri-State G&T
A bill being readied for introduction in March would create a state standard for review of renewable energy projects by Colorado jurisdictions. Is this really needed?
Platte River Power Authority issues RFP for up to 200 MW of dispatchable generation. Opponents of natural gas fuming.
And there’s still plenty of roof space for more panels
They use water, deliver relatively few jobs and could stall Colorado’s progress toward decarbonization. So why would we deliver subsidies?
A corn farmer who proposes to reduce use of Colorado River by 600 acre-feet would get enough money to buy what he calls an nice-sized tractor
An acre-foot once cost $75 but could rise to $500as water managers struggle to find balance between demands and supplies — and the compact with New Mexico and Texas, too
Gov. Polis hosts conference today on the topic. New MOU with Alberta explicitly mentions it as a topic for cooperation
FERC issued documents that seem to provide Tri-State G&T members a clear idea about the cost of exiting. As always, there are asterisks aplenty.
Becky Mitchell, Colorado’s chief negotiator on the Colorado River, demands that the lower-basin states take meaningful action on correcting the ‘structural deficit’
Minor pushback to proposed limits on new water-thirsty grasses in areas that get little or no foot traffic
The Colorado Water Congress is sold out again, this time a month in advance. How much do the Colorado River problems explain this surge?
The Martin Drake Power Plant last burned coal in 2021 and now the smokestacks are coming down, too. Natural gas combustion will continue at the site indefinitely.
It’s time to build the damn train! A peek at rail and other energy- and climate-related legislation at the Colorado Capitol