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Colorado House Majority Leader Stephens under siege from the right

Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens is feeling the heat – not from sweltering summer temperatures but instead from the sizzling tempers of Republican "anarchists" who think the Monument legislator has violated conservative and constitutional values. They seem bent on anointing a warrior to defeat Stephens in 2012 – the frontrunner is Kanda Calef.

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 Hills, which has a franchise agreement with the city, but will do so only until the end of next year, when the current contract is set to expire.

GOP elimination of ‘Energy’ committee blasted by CCV director

Colorado’s conservation community reacted with predictable disappointment to a decision by incoming Republican state House leadership to do away with the energy part of...

Colorado conservation groups say Hick, Bennet wins bode well for ‘New...

Members of Colorado’s conservationist community today lauded the election of Democrats John Hickenlooper (governor) and Michael Bennet (U.S. Senate), pointing to their victories Tuesday as a clear sign that the state still supports Gov. Bill Ritter’s alternative energy agenda.

Xcel files plan to cut 900 megawatts of coal-fired electrical power

Xcel Energy, the state’s largest electric power utility, today filed a plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission that will ensure the Minneapolis-based company complies with the new Clean Air Clean Jobs Act aimed at drastically reducing coal-fired power plant emissions.

Xcel releases clean energy report touting SmartGrid, SolarTAC, Solar Rewards

Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electric utility with 1.3 million customers, released its annual Corporate Responsibility Report for 2009 on Thursday, touting several green energy...