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Solar not shining so brightly

Solar not shining so brightly

Solar companies have been struggling with supply chain issues, the most profound being an investigation into possible violations of import policies from China.

Tri-State G&T asks for 2025 projects

Tri-State G&T asks for 2025 projects

Tri-State G&T has asked for proposals for renewable energy to go on line into 2025. Meanwhile, Mountain Parks Electric and three other of members say they want to reduce their purchases of wholesale power.

Subterranean Ogallala Blues

Subterranean Ogallala Blues

In “Running Out,” a finalist for the National Book Award, a Kansas farm boy goes home to unravel the mystery of Ogallala Aquifer depletion and discovers the answers, like the geology, can be confounding. In this, it’s not unlike so many of the big questions of our time.

Fossil-free in frigid Fraser

Fossil-free in frigid Fraser

As Colorado debates how to decarbonize its buildings, evidence arrives of the cost-effectiveness of air-source heat pumps and other technologies that work even in the coldest places.

A sharper pivot for Xcel Energy

A sharper pivot for Xcel Energy

A settlement agreement proposes to retire Comanche 3 sooner and identifies a 25-year yardstick for evaluating the need for new natural gas plants. It also punts some key decisions.

Home court for Colorado climate lawsuits

Home court for Colorado climate lawsuits

San Miguel County and Boulder lawsuits against two oil companies will be heard in Colorado. That helps. But these cases will still have an uphill struggle to prove damages that might seem obvious

Hotter atmosphere = thirstier crops

Hotter atmosphere = thirstier crops

Rio Grande Valley crops need 8% to 15% more water in the last 40 years as thirst of a warming atmosphere drives Western landscape and water supplies toward drought. And it’s not going to get any better.

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