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First-ever public lands auction for solar power plants bombs

On the home turf of former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, the Colorado lease auction was intended as a showcase for the renewable energy push.

Wiretap: Paul Ryan will cure poverty with his binder

Paul Ryan is back with his hammock theory on poverty -- that the war on poverty is lost and the big government programs make everyone poorer.

Wiretap: The American dream, dead in the old south

In the American South, social mobility is worse than any developed country for which we have numbers.

Public pressure mounting in opposition to Hickenlooper Utility Commission appointment

Government watchdogs, energy consumers, environmental activists say former state Rep. Glen Vaad's ties to powerful anti-clean energy lobby shop ALEC should disqualify him.

Catching sunlight, to sell it

“It’s not a question of whether we incentivize rooftop solar, but how we do it,” said Ethnie Treick, manager of Policy Analysis at Xcel. “How do we provide solar energy to the most people?”

Solar boosters push Guv to back major expansion

Colorado’s solar industry has grown 20-fold in the last half decade. A coalition that includes 280 businesses and organizations is petitioning Gov. Hickenlooper to keep the momentum going.

Boulder votes in landslide against Xcel attempt to block longterm clean-energy...

BOULDER -- City residents here voted in a landslide in the election that ended Tuesday to move forward with a plan to buy out Xcel Energy and run their own electric system.

Colorado Election Day live blog

It's an off-year election in swing-state Colorado and there aren't a whole lot of candidates on ballots. There are, however, important questions voters are being asked to weigh.

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.

Solar Energy purchasers will see lower subsidies

Under a new agreement awaiting approval by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), solar purchasers would see upfront rebates for the purchase of solar units reduced or eliminated.