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Rep. Lamborn: Dems’ support for green energy plan shows lack of...

WASHINGTON -- Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn thinks his young Democratic colleagues are naive for pushing for a “Green New Deal” to combat climate change. The...

Scoring Colorado lawmakers on conservation

Legalizing rain barrels. Incentivizing energy efficient construction. Supporting solar gardens. Opposing state control of public lands. Defending renewable energy mandates. These were just a few of the priorities last session for local environmental protection group Conservation Colorado, which has now released a scorecard evaluating state lawmakers.

President Obama talks middle class economics, partisanship in Denver

President Barack Obama gave a speech on middle class economics today from a shady grove in Denver’s Cheesman Park. The event, limited to roughly 100 invited members of the public, comes at the end of Obama’s whirlwind tour of Colorado’s capital city ...

Colorado more than ready for new national air quality standards

"Colorado voters and our elected officials have supported important clean renewable energy and energy efficiency measures over the last decade to help Colorado lead the way."

State’s fiscal forecast is up; movement on expanding train transit and...

Notes from the 70th day of the Colorado legislative session.

Capitol Dispatch: Electric-car bill powered with bipartisan support

Sign of the times: Everyone's OK with adding more charging stations in Colorado.

Catching sunlight, to sell it

“It’s not a question of whether we incentivize rooftop solar, but how we do it,” said Ethnie Treick, manager of Policy Analysis at Xcel. “How do we provide solar energy to the most people?”

Solar boosters push Guv to back major expansion

Colorado’s solar industry has grown 20-fold in the last half decade. A coalition that includes 280 businesses and organizations is petitioning Gov. Hickenlooper to keep the momentum going.

DeGette seeks to press Solyndra CEO for answers

Colorado U.S. Representative Diana DeGette on Thursday sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Cliff Stearns urging him to invite Brian Harrison, president and CEO of Solyndra, to testify before an investigative subcommittee of which she is a ranking member.

IREA members re-elect just one green board member

The state’s largest rural election association last week once again elected just one green candidate in a bloc of three members looking to reform policies currently geared more toward conventional power sources. Mike Kempe, a chemical engineer and research scientist for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, was re-elected to the Intermountain Rural Electric Association board by a margin of 2,892 votes to 1,870 for challenger John Dendahl. Kempe is often to the lone dissenting vote on the board of the IREA, which has just under 140,000 members in the Front Range suburbs between Denver and Colorado Springs.
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