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Koch-backed groups move fast post-election to head off wind-power tax credit

Conservative groups funded by the oil billionaire Koch brothers dumped millions of dollars this year into electing Republicans to Congress, and now they are looking to take advantage of coming Republican control on Capitol Hill.

Romney in Pueblo touts energy plan, draws raspberries for opposing wind...

Mitt Romney campaigned in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday, telling about 3,000 supporters that, as president, he'd create jobs in the state by developing U.S. energy resources. Yet, even before he touched down at the city airport where the event was held, Romney was under fire by wind-power advocates for leading opposition to the federal tax credit extension tied to the loss announced last week of roughly 100 jobs at a Pueblo wind tower factory.

Wind power credit stalls in Senate, again

Another attempt to extend a tax credit that helps keep wind turbines turning in Colorado and beyond failed in the Senate on Tuesday.

Udall supports proposed Xcel nuclear plant for Colorado

DENVER-- In an energy summit today held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center here U.S. Sen. Mark Udall told reporters that he...

Ritter points to future growth, asks for near-term sacrifices

IDAHO SPRINGS — Kicking off a series of planned town halls here Thursday, Gov. Bill Ritter told a crowd that included many concerned county employees that the budget crisis would undoubtedly worsen next year due to lagging revenue, but that he was confident his focus on building a New Energy Economy in the state would generate industry and jobs in a future-directed, "truly 21st century way." This is about "securing quality of life for generations," he said.

Ritter can’t muster sympathy for Arnold’s current crisis in California

EAGLE -- Gov. Bill Ritter Thursday predictably touted his “New Energy Economy” as a way out of the current economic wilderness during an hour-long, town-hall-style meeting in Eagle, the Eagle County seat 30 miles west of Vail.

UPDATED: What will the ‘Green Economy’ look like?

In Denver, Colo., Tom Plant, director of the Governor's Energy Office, is practically giddy. It's just days before the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Colorado's biggest city, and a long-sought goal in Gov. Bill Ritter's New Energy Economy program has just been met: Vestas, the Danish wind-turbine manufacturer, has announced its plan to open a new manufacturing plant just outside the city limits — its second in the state.
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