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Natural gas microscope

Natural gas microscope

Colorado PUC to launch investigation of what must be considered in order to curb emissions from natural gas use in buildings.

Natural gas bridge necessary?

Natural gas bridge necessary?

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?

The next energy frontier

The next energy frontier

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.

Natural gas microscope

Natural gas questions and tensions

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.

Acceleration of the energy transition

Acceleration of the energy transition

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.

Cost and comfort emphasized instead of climate as natural gas lines stubbed

Cost and comfort emphasized instead of climate as natural gas lines stubbed

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.

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