Some Colorado utilities want to get to 100% emissions-free electricity by 2030, others just 80% or above. What mix of new technologies will get them there?
Colorado tights valves on methane, RMI says natural gas plants less competitive, Colorado decarbonization roadmap, Platte River Power’s solar bids, and more.
Binding carbon reductions and new lenses for examining the future of existing fossil fuel plants are elements of a proposed agreement.
Colorado’s second largest electrical utility has plans to retreat from coal. Environmental groups want a faster, deeper retreat. We just can’t, says Tri-State.
Wyoming legislators take aim at Colorado’s decarbonization with a $1.2 million legal fund. The nexus for this potential lawsuit will be Laramie River Station.
Tri-State G&T’s plan to deeply decarbonize its electrical supply in Colorado is voluminous, but it leaves many blanks to be filled in later.
Colorado’s second biggest electrical utility will soon identify its path to 80% reduced emissions by 2030. Surely this map will include Arizona and Wyoming.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission and its four co-owners of the second coal-burning unit at Craig have announced it will be closed Sept. 30, 2028.
“Watch our feet,” Tri-State CEO Duane Highley said last October. Today, he announced the closing of two coal units in Colorado and one in New Mexico, which will allow the wholesale supplier to comply with Colorado greenhouse reduction goals. But can Highley keep his biggest members from leaving? That’s the biggest of several questions going forward.