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Craig’s shift from coal

Craig’s shift from coal

With coal jobs declining and the end in sight, Craig has started taking steps to flesh out its tourism economy. Might hydrogen also become a sector?

No-go for tourism idea in Craig

No-go for tourism idea in Craig

As the Colorado town of Craig struggles to create a future beyond coal, one idea was for a new museum. That idea got promises of funding but went no further.

Good policy in climate & energy

Good policy in climate & energy

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser talks about state government innovations energy and climate policy and the conflicts with the Trump administration.

Time to think beyond oil and gas?

Time to think beyond oil and gas?

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.

When the coal plants finally close

When the coal plants finally close

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.

$15 million just start of what Colorado will need for just transition from coal

Colorado aims for Just Transition

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.

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