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Tag Archives: Clean Energy Action

What will it take to reach the climate change goals set by Gov. Hickenlooper?

Words of praise flowed from environmental groups last week after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order calling for Colorado to reduce greenhouse gas emissions […]...

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July 20, 2017 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Just In

Retiring Xcel CEO ‘OK if no more coal’ after investing $1 billion-plus on Comanche 3 plant

“I’d be OK if there were never any more coal,” says retiring Xcel Energy CEO Dick Kelly, who invested more than $1 billion in Pueblo's coal-fired Comanche 3 power plant. Leslie Glustrom of Boulder-based Clean Energy Action puts the interview...

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August 20, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Municipalizing energy may be just as difficult as it sounds, expert tells Boulder audience

Municipalizing energy may be just as difficult as it sounds, expert tells Boulder audience

Opinions are mixed as Boulder considers whether to forge stronger relationship with Xcel or form its own municipal utility provider....

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January 28, 2011 Environment/Energy, Top Stories
As Cancun talks begin, Coloradans demand U.S. lead on climate change

As Cancun talks begin, Coloradans demand U.S. lead on climate change

What would happen if the United Nations hosted a climate change conference and nobody came? Does an iceberg crumbling into the ocean make a sound […]...

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December 2, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Politics
Xcel admonished by state but wins $128 million rate hike

Xcel admonished by state but wins $128 million rate hike

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission late Friday afternoon approved a $128.3 million increase in Xcel Energy electric rates that will go into effect Jan. 1. The Minnesota-based, investor-owned utility – Colorado’s largest power supplier – had originally sought a $180...

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December 6, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
A contrast in styles: Protesting energy policies in New York, Colorado

A contrast in styles: Protesting energy policies in New York, Colorado

If it seems like it was just a few months ago when Xcel Energy was asking for a nearly $160 million rate increase – and […]...

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November 13, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
Xcel Energy’s $15,000 board dinners questioned in state rate-hike hearing

Xcel Energy’s $15,000 board dinners questioned in state rate-hike hearing

With Xcel Energy on pace to disconnect power to some 70,000 Coloradans this year for nonpayment, energy activists are openly questioning why ratepayers should pick up the tab for lavish executive board-member dinners, hotel and spa retreats and luxury box...

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November 11, 2009 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Xcel seeks nearly $180 million rate hike to cover coal-fired Comanche 3

Xcel seeks nearly $180 million rate hike to cover coal-fired Comanche 3

Xcel Energy’s rate-case hearing before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission runs through the end of the week, with some wags saying the state’s largest utility […]...

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November 3, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics
IREA Voices touts new study on looming coal shortages

IREA Voices touts new study on looming coal shortages

IREA Voices, a citizen activist group formed to combat the climate change policies of the state’s largest rural electric co-op, is pointing its members to […]...

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October 22, 2009 Blog, Environment/Energy, Politics

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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Denver East High principal Andy Mendelsberg out after investigation into cheerleading scandal

The principal of Denver’s biggest high school has retired after an investigation into how school district officials handled complaints about the actions of the school’s […]

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