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GUEST POST: An electric-power giant is poised to fall

David battling Goliath is a cliché. But how else to describe the struggle between a rural electric co-op and its powerful supplier of electricity?...

Coloradans get ready for the Clean Power Plan

On Monday, the Obama administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to finalize new clean air rules that environmentalists say will be a...

Solar debate simmers as feds deliver $90 million loan for southern...

Critics of large, utility-scale solar power plants like the one that recently landed a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee in southern Colorado say the feds need to better vet energy technology before putting so many taxpayer dollars on the line.

Tri-State not eyeing coal plant to ‘meet demand outside membership,’ spokesman...

The state’s second largest power provider – Tri-State Generation and Transmission – has an all-of-the-above approach to energy resources, but that doesn’t mean its interest in a coal plant expansion in Kansas is meant to transform the Westminster-based company into a larger regional power wholesaler.

Critics: Tri-State ‘pouring money into giant coal-fired power plant’ despite EPA...

Conservation groups deeply involved in the resource acquisition planning process for Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission say they’re very concerned the state’s second largest power supplier behind only Xcel Energy is planning to build an 895-megawatt conventional, coal-fired power plant just across the state line in Holcomb, Kan.

Judge’s order could kill controversial San Luis Valley solar power transmission...

An administrative law judge's decree that Xcel Energy must “put its money where its mouth is” has cast an ominous cloud over a 140-mile power line proposed in Colorado's sun-drenched San Luis Valley. Conservationists and the state's largest utility argue the line is desperately needed in order to bolster Colorado's renewable energy portfolio, but an evironmentally-minded billionaire landowner says there are viable alternatives that won't have nearly the impact on his sprawling Trinchera Ranch.

Xcel, Tri-State feel ‘Sting’ of San Luis solar power battle

The problem with massive, utility-scale solar and wind power plants, according to both critics and proponents, is the best places for collecting rays and...

Tri-State strikes deal with environmental group to close PUC investigation

Westminster-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission, the state’s second largest power provider behind Xcel Energy, reached a deal with environmentalists Wednesday that prompted the Colorado...

Colorado carbon capture projects move ahead with federal, state funding

A $3 million methane-to-electricity project at the Larimer County Landfill will use decomposing trash to provide enough power for about 900 homes and offset...

EPA: Colorado home to high number of coal-ash disposal ponds

Colorado ranks a surprising fourth on the list of states hosting wet coal-ash dumping ponds. An Environmental Protection Agency list obtained through a Freedom...