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Statetap: Lamborn skips SOTU, calls Obama ‘Santa Claus’

The Gazette ran through some Colorado politicians' reactions to Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Here's a highlight: Conservative Colorado 5th Congressional District Rep....

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...

PUC expert: Use existing San Luis Valley transmission lines

Delaying the acquisition of additional solar resources could save ratepayers money and open the door for projects smaller than the 95-mile transmission line proposed...

Solar Energy purchasers will see lower subsidies

Under a new agreement awaiting approval by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), solar purchasers would see upfront rebates for the purchase of solar units reduced or eliminated.

Solar energy hearing gets testy as Xcel insists that rebates must...

During a Senate committee hearing Wednesday, solar advocates called foul on Xcel Energy's decision to petition the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to cut solar incentive programs that have helped the burgeoning industry grow in the state.

PUC chairman Binz resigns but hopes to conclude San Luis power...

Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chairman Ron Binz – a GOP and coal industry piñata the last several months – called it quits Thursday, telling the Denver Post he’s returning to consulting work for groups that promote clean energy.

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 considerable coal industry heat in the lead-up to last week’s ruling by the PUC on a plan by Xcel Energy to shut down several aging coal-fired power plants on Colorado’s Front Range, convert another one to natural gas and build a new natural gas-fired power plant.

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

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 in the plan.

PUC commissioners still split on fate of Cherokee 4 unit

The three Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) board members in charge of regulating the state’s publicly owned electrical utilities remain split on what to...

PUC still deliberating on Clean Air, Clean Jobs

The Colorado Public Utilities Commissioner Monday kicked off more hearings on a plan submitted by Xcel Energy that would brings the utility giant into...