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Thunderdome 2015: Fossil fuels vs. Environmental Protection Agency

“Thunderdome 2015” is The Colorado Independent's wrap-up series on the 2015 legislative season. For a series overview, check out “Thunderdome 2015: 120 days under the...

Lawmakers have six days to figure out what the Office of...

Representing Colorado consumers before the PUC and an assortment of federal agencies, the OCC has saved consumers $1.7 billion dollars, or $30 for every dollar spent to run the office. Even so, the OCC is set to expire unless the state legislature passes a bill in the next six days to keep the office running.

PUC expert calls out ‘perverse incentive’ in renewable program

Xcel Energy is manipulating Colorado's renewable energy policies to reap profits from ratepayers above and beyond the allowed amount, according to a Public Utilities Commission renewable energy expert.

Bill to to eliminate tiered electric rates on hold for now

Seventy percent of Colorado ratepayers would see their electric bills increase if a bill laid over in the House Transportation Committee becomes law, according to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). HB 1271 would collapse a tiered system, which currently allows low-energy users to pay less per kilowatt hour than high-energy users.