A bill would put $15 million into just transition of Colorado’s coal dependent workers and communities, but an AFL-CIO official says much more will be needed.
Western Colorado’s Nucla and Naturita hope state aid will help them transition from loss of good-paying jobs after a coal plant and mine closed in 2019.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser talks about state government innovations energy and climate policy and the conflicts with the Trump administration.
Transportation and building emissions will top the energy and climate agenda as Colorado legislators seek to advance work on ambitious decarbonization goals.
A BlueGreen Alliance report documents the giant growth of the oil and gas sectors in Colorado and New Mexico—and why it’s time to plan for the inevitable bust.
From a decarbonization roadmap to a giant solar farm to firming plans for 100% renewable energy, Colorado’s energy transition in 2020 told in these stories.
Colorado’s Just Transition Advisory Committee draft plan calls for benefits for displaced workers as coal mines and plants in Colorado’s Yampa Valley, but it has no answers for the local school districts who will lose significant property tax assessments.
Colorado in 2019 adopted a law calling for a “just transition” for workers and communities impacted by the transition from coal. State officials heard testimony just before the dark curtain of covid fell, slowing but not stopping the planning.