As fire risk has grown in Colorado, the state’s electrical utilities have elevated their risk. The Marshall Fire, some say, has made them even more nervous.
A record number of red-flag warnings in April have left many Coloradans on edge, fearful of what the the lengthening wildfire season will bring.
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.
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
Natural gas, which is mostly methane, was once seen as a wonderful new fuel. Now Colorado wonders whether those gas lines being laid will soon become obsolete.
A divided city council in Louisville wrestles with how best to rebuild, with immediate costs foremost or with an eye on mid-century goals?
How much of this fire, costliest in Colorado history, a climate change story? The answer is complex. But surely it will strongly influence state policy.
Colorado will be seriously rethinking the risk of wildfire in locations where upwards of 80% of the state’s residents live as temperatures rise.
Winds? Nothing new. Even prairie fires happen. So exactly what part did the warming climate play in the Marshall Fire, Colorado’s largest ever? Plenty!