Two former chair of the Colorado PUC say who is running the show behind the scenes can matter greatly in this giant pivot of energy systems
Lawmakers addressed everything from baby wipes to water-wise landscaping to the Colorado River in session that wrapped up this week
Renewables need storage, and pumped-storage hydro provides it. Will these projects help Colorado achieve its decarbonization goals?
No doubt, nuclear energy has key advantages. So why isn’t it likely to be the silver bullet that some people in Craig and Pueblo crave?
The Dolores River rarely has enough water for river rafters. Not this year. It looks to be a wild season for boaters on that nad other rivers in Colorado
Transmission lines carrying massive amounts of wind-generated electricity from Wyoming will cross Colorado like 8 and 12-lane interstate highways with no exits or on-ramps. Why is that?
Member cooperatives are tempted to hop the fence to graze on greener renewable energy. Chief executive Duane Highley warns his flock about a big, bad wolf called resource adequacy. Can he keep them in his fold?
CEO of electric cooperative dismisses “doom and gloom.” But he does outline a future after Tri-State that will be more complex.
Wholesaler has coal-burning units in Colorado, Wyoming. and Arizona —and mounds of debt. How much can the Inflation Reduction Act help?
Colorado 350 has set out to ask Colorado voters in 2024 to phase out new oil and gas leasing before 2031. Why so soon?
Major farmland owner sees huge upside to its investment in dryland farming country along Xcel Energy’s planned transmission line
Electrical cooperative says new rates needed to help sustain electrical grid as it nears 100% carbon free energy. Solar installers see it very differently.
Inflation Reduction Act delivers nearly $10 billion for allocation to rural electric cooperative and power providers
Four-megawatt solar array to break ground in Craig. How many more will come in northwestern Colorado as the coal era ends by 2030?
Proposal would trim Xcel’s sails, start pushing back on natural gas expansion, but falls far short of the major overhaul that some believe is needed
Existing Pawnee coal plant would be reconfigured to burn hydrogen to create electricity. New research, however, warns that hydrogen could be a step backward.
Glenwood Springs-based cooperative says it can leap from 50% emission-free energy to 92% by next year—despite owning a coal plant. Exactly how do this work?
Megan Gilman talks about equity, resource adequacy and other elements of her work in overseeing Colorado’s energy transition as a Colorado PUC commissioner. That will soon include overseeing plans by natural gas utilities to displace emissions when heating buildings.
With southwestern Colorado’s snowpack at 183% of average, a reservoir manager admits to a “pucker factor” when contemplating spring runoff.
Once-in-a-century runoff predicted for river. “Don’t squander it,” water officials warn.