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Boulder lets Xcel franchise deal lapse while city explores greener energy

BOULDER – After failing to reach an agreement with Xcel Energy that would adequately reduce the city’s reliance on fossil fuels, the Boulder City Council this week guaranteed the city will allow a 20-year Xcel franchise agreement to expire at the end of this year by voting not to put the issue on the November ballot.

Study: Political leadership, policy draw green jobs, capital to Colorado

A new report by an independent Montana-based nonprofit research group indicates Colorado is well ahead of other Rocky Mountain states in developing a green...

Xcel says it has no nuclear plans for Colorado

A spokesman for Xcel Energy told the Colorado Independent today that the company has not proposed a nuclear power plant for Colorado. Tom Henley, Senior Media Relations Representative for Xcel, said he was taken aback reading news that Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall supported a plan Xcel was considering to build a nuclear plant in the state. "We have absolutely not proposed a nuclear power plant," Henley told the Colorado Independent Monday.

Sticky bud, green energy get nod from Colorado ski-country voters

Things just got a whole lot greener in Colorado’s high country. Voters in Breckenridge overwhelmingly backed the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana and paraphernalia...