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Tag Archives: Xcel Energy

Environmentalists differ on bill to speed closing of coal plants

A bill that seeks to give Colorado communities with coal-powered plants a soft landing if the plants are retired early got panned last week at […]...

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May 3, 2017 Environment/Energy, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Fenberg’s climate-change candidacy for Colorado Senate

"Look, there’s no getting around the work we have to do on this. We have to maintain a livable planet. What’s the alternative?”...

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April 27, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Xcel Energy makes an honest mistake, you guys

  Xcel Energy, the utility giant that serves much of Colorado, was ousted by Boulder voters last year in favor of a city plan to […]...

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September 11, 2014 Just In

Controversial utility commission appointee Vaad never confirmed

Vaad drew heat from clean energy supporters for his ties to ALEC and its powerful fossil-fuel lobby. Governor Hickenlooper reappointed Vaad in May after the Senate failed to act. ...

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June 27, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats

Public pressure mounting in opposition to Hickenlooper Utility Commission appointment

Government watchdogs, energy consumers, environmental activists say former state Rep. Glen Vaad's ties to powerful anti-clean energy lobby shop ALEC should disqualify him....

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January 8, 2014 Environment/Energy, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats
EPA gives initial approval to Colorado’s collaborative plan to reduce air pollution

EPA gives initial approval to Colorado’s collaborative plan to reduce air pollution

Colorado officials have a plan to reduce more than 70,000 tons of pollutants annually from the skies by 2018. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminarily approved the plan Friday....

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March 12, 2012 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
EPA mercury rules hailed as environmental victory for Obama

EPA mercury rules hailed as environmental victory for Obama

Tough new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules limiting mercury, lead and other toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired power plants were met with widespread praise from previously demoralized environmental groups on Wednesday. ...

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December 22, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Politics, Top Stories
Xcel plan to scrap San Luis Valley project greeted with cheers, jeers

Xcel plan to scrap San Luis Valley project greeted with cheers, jeers

Xcel Energy’s announcement this week that it’s pulling the plug on a controversial and hotly contested transmission line project in the San Luis Valley is being cheered by local environmentalists but viewed with skepticism by Xcel’s partner in the project,...

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November 3, 2011 Center Well, Environment/Energy, Top Stories
Xcel Energy blasts Boulder’s utility plan, questioning costs associated with 2B, 2C

Xcel Energy blasts Boulder’s utility plan, questioning costs associated with 2B, 2C

Xcel Energy officials late this afternoon expressed disappointment over Boulder’s move to create its own municipal electric utility, continuing to cast doubt on the city’s cost projections....

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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

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The Home Front: Longmont coughs up $200,000 for ‘warrantless police dog searches’ at a subsidized apartment

“Longmont on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to pay $210,000 to four tenants of The Suites and their ACLU attorneys as part of a […]

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