State utility regulators have started talking about their role in weaning buildings from natural gas. Colorado must do it differently than California.
Transportation and building emissions will top the energy and climate agenda as Colorado legislators seek to advance work on ambitious decarbonization goals.
Colorado PUC to launch investigation of what must be considered in order to curb emissions from natural gas use in buildings.
Platte River Power Authority directors are being asked to choose a path to 100% emissions free electricity that crosses a natural gas bridge. Is that necessary?
Electrification of buildings makes sense for several reasons. What’s holding up the show? A new report lays out barriers and potential solutions in Colorado.
After successes as a wind and then solar developer Eric Blank sees electrifying buildings as the next frontier. “It’s crazy to build 40,000 houses a year” in Colorado with natural gas infrastructure, he says.
Colorado begins a conversation about limiting natural gas in new construction as necessary for the state to meet its carbon reduction goals.
Tension has been rising around the role of natural gas. A new Sierra Club report counters a push by a utilities in California about “renewable natural gas.” Colorado’s oil and gas sectors hopes to quash local natural gas bans with an initiative on the November ballot.
Long ago — late 2018 — a declaration of an 80% emissions reduction by 2030 seemed so bold. But Colorado Springs demonstrates its attainability. A new report says even more is possible.
Closing coal plant is an easy decision. But Colorado Springs also decided against buying a shiny new natural gas plant. It wants to remain nimble.
Building electrification has started to take off in Colorado. A developer of the North Vista Highlands project at Pueblo has decided against installing natural gas lines into the 4,850-unit site. In Boulder and Boulder County, electric buildings are a crucial step toward climate action goals. But the jurisdictions emphasize comfort, not climate.