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Oil and gas utilities seek to overturn cap-and-trade in New Mexico

New Mexico’s oil and gas utilities have filed petitions with the state’s Environmental Impact Board, seeking to overturn rules establishing a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

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...

Gov. Ritter to lead CSU new energy center

Outgoing Gov. Bill Ritter announced today he will become director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. Effective Feb. 1, Ritter also will assume the title of senior scholar at CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability.

Railing against ‘stealth’ carbon tax, Carroll makes no mention of subsidies

Conservative Denver Post columnist Vince Carroll Wednesday underlined a move by new state House GOP leadership to do away with the energy part of...

Hickenlooper denies flip-flopping on oil and gas drilling regulations

DENVER - Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper Wednesday responded to accusations of flip-flopping on oil and gas regulations first made at a tea party rally in Estes Park Tuesday by potential Republican opponent Scott McInnis. Hickenlooper said that while he has said some of the rules enacted in the spring of 2009 went too far, he has never said he planned to change those rules.

Hickenlooper, McInnis face off at energy policy forum

DENVER-- Candidates for governor Democrat John Hickenlooper and Republican Scott McInnis faced off on energy policy at the Denver Athletic Club Tuesday before a crowd of roughly 250 oil and gas executives and environmentalists. McInnis came out strong against recent regulations on the industry, which he again argued cost the state jobs, as he has argued countless times over the past year. Hickenlooper said regulations could certainly be tweaked but he argued they played a minimal role in industry unemployment in the state.

Ritter: Next governor must embrace new energy economy

DENVER-- Governor Ritter told the Colorado Independent Friday that the state's new-energy economy must continue to grow whether a Republican or a Democrat is elected governor this year. Ritter made the statement after signing into law the final bills (Video Here) of his four-year term today, capping his legacy under the banner of the new energy economy.

Ritter issues two executive orders to fuel ‘clean-tech’ job growth, investment

Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday issued a pair of executive orders meant to spur “clean-tech” investment and job growth in the state. Clean tech, according to...

Gov. Ritter in D.C. frames state’s ‘New Energy Economy’ as national...

Gov. Bill Ritter today touted Colorado’s “New Energy Economy” as the keynote speaker at the “Good Jobs-Green Jobs” conference in Washington, D.C. – the...

In Colorado, Biden touts stimulus and new energy economy

LONGMONT-- Vice President Joe Biden here Friday made a strong case for the stimulus program and the need for a full-throttle green energy program, which he said were inextricably linked. “Some say we shouldn’t use tax dollars to provide seed money for green energy, but wouldn’t it be a bitter irony if we got off of foreign oil only to be tethered to foreign technologies in clean energy?”