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Tag Archives: coal-fired power plants

Utility, leery of EPA, eyes Wyoming’s first natural gas power plant in coal-crazed state

Utility, leery of EPA, eyes Wyoming’s first natural gas power plant in coal-crazed state

Black Hills Power, a South Dakota utility with offices in Denver, filed papers Tuesday to shut down three aging coal-fired power plants in Wyoming and build a new natural gas-powered plant in Cheyenne – the first of its kind in...

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November 2, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

New city of Boulder, NOAA study ties climate science to drought, water shortages

Colorado’s future looks extremely hot and dry if current climate trends continue, and the city of Boulder is being proactive in planning for more drought conditions, less water and a relatively crispy climate outlook all along the state’s Front Range...

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September 22, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Denver companies pledge solar assistance to Navajo Nation at United Nations confab

Two Denver companies announced Tuesday at the United Nations Private Sector Forum in New York City that they will team up to tackle the lack of electrical grid connectivity on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners region....

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September 21, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Tri-State not eyeing coal plant to ‘meet demand outside membership,’ spokesman says

The state’s second largest power provider – Tri-State Generation and Transmission – has an all-of-the-above approach to energy resources, but that doesn’t mean its interest in a coal plant expansion in Kansas is meant to transform the Westminster-based company...

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September 2, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

Critics: Tri-State ‘pouring money into giant coal-fired power plant’ despite EPA regs

Conservation groups deeply involved in the resource acquisition planning process for Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission say they’re very concerned the state’s second largest power supplier behind only Xcel Energy is planning to build an 895-megawatt conventional, coal-fired power...

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August 31, 2011 Center Well, Politics

EPA looks to clean up coal-generated brown cloud in Four Corners region, Navajo Nation

While the Four Corners area is one of the most remote regions of the lower 48 states, it’s also home to some of the dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month...

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August 15, 2011 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

Pueblo power debate: ‘All of the impacts, few of the benefits’

Xcel produces 1,410 megawatts of electricity in Pueblo -- enough to power at least a million homes -- but sells none of it to local residents. It does, indirectly, sell a percentage of that power to Pueblo households through Black...

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January 4, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics
Colorado enviro groups praise EPA for setting timeline to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

Colorado enviro groups praise EPA for setting timeline to regulate greenhouse gas emissions

Colorado conservation groups reacted favorably to Thursday’s decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to at least set a timeline for establishing national limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and oil refineries. ...

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December 25, 2010 Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories

GOP utility regulator in Arizona defends Colorado PUC chairman, power overhaul

The Republican head of the Arizona Corporation Commission – the equivalent of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) – recently told The Colorado Independent that coal and mining industry attacks against PUC Chairman Ron Binz are “not plausible.” Binz drew...

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December 22, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics

Heated coal vs. gas battle comes to a head with key PUC decision

Both Xcel Energy and environmental groups cautiously praised Thursday’s unanimous decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to convert the Cherokee 4 coal-fired power plant unit to natural gas. But both sides are clearly still concerned about the details...

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December 10, 2010 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics

EVENTS

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Honoring a whistleblower

Please join us Thursday, December 11, for the presentation of The Colorado Independent’s first annual whistleblower award.

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TWITTER

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Global warming takes bite out of Colorado ski season

Normally temperatures at resort elevations this time of year drop into the teens and 20s every night. This season, only a few light frosts have tinged the valleys, leaving the slopes bare and dry.

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THE BLOGS

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Critic Robert Denerstein on Foxcatcher and wrestling with a difficult subject

The movie is named for du Pont’s Pennsylvania estate and it’s partly about the ways in which a deluded rich man tried to buy his way into a fantasy version of himself.

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