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Colorado counties’ halts on large solar energy projects are slowing progress toward state’s climate goals - The fast expansion of large-scale solar projects in recent years has prompted a wave of county governments in Colorado to enact moratoriums as locals express a range of
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Sites with radioactive material more vulnerable as climate change increases wildfire, flood risks - Climate change increasingly threatens research laboratories, weapons sites and power plants across the nation that handle radioactive material or perform critical energy and defense
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Colorado governor signs bill targeting airport impacts, but fight against noise and lead continues - The dispute over lead and noise has been most pronounced around Rocky Mountain and Centennial airports, which together have more than a half million annual landings and
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Industry hopeful U.S. ban on Russian uranium imports revives Western mines - The bipartisan law is a boost to Lakewood-based Energy Fuels, the largest producer of uranium in the
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Tri-State funnels federal funds to rural cooperatives to electrify homes, businesses - Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has joined with Colorado Clean Energy Fund to make no-money-down, low-interest loans available to Tri-State members to electrify their homes and businesses and make the buildings more energy
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San Luis Valley-wide power outage due to transmission line failure on Poncha Pass - As of 9:30 a.m., crews from Tri-State Electric were en route to the pass to assess the cause and a possible
Colorado weather: Severe geomagnetic storms, possible aurora borealis sightings - NOAA released maps showing the northern lights' projected reach Friday and Saturday, with northern Colorado making the cut both nights for at least weak
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There are more women in CU Boulder’s class of freshman engineering students than anywhere else in the US - It's taken a lot of work, but this year's freshman class of engineering students is 41 percent
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Denver ranks 2nd in country for climate-friendly policies after this coastal city, nonprofit says - Denver's new mandates for building electrification earned the city the second-place spot in a new ranking of the country's top cities with climate-friendly
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Gov. Jared Polis, lawmakers unveil new oil and gas fee in climate deal aimed at defusing ballot war - Gov. Jared Polis and leading Colorado Democrats, along with the state's oil and gas industry, announced a preemptive armistice Monday -- one that seeks to defuse the latest round of dueling ballot initiatives and legislation aimed at the industry and its
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Gov. Polis announces major oil and gas truce in exchange for transit funding - The agreement centers on a new fee on drilling projects that would fund a large state investment in public
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Lawmakers scale back legislation to limit local control over renewable energy projects - A group representing counties still opposes the legislation and worries it lays the groundwork for a state takeover of the process to consider new wind, solar and transmission
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Building owners sue Colorado, Denver over new green-energy rules that would force move away from natural gas - New rules imposed by Denver and Colorado that require large buildings to reduce pollution will be too expensive and are at odds with federal regulations, groups representing owners and developers of office towers, hotels and apartment complexes allege in a
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Colorado’s EV discounts just got even better for Xcel Energy customers - A recent decision allows Colorado residents who meet specific income requirements to combine a $5,500 income-qualified discount with other state and local EV
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Colorado’s oil and gas industry drops ballot measure to defend gas stoves and furnaces — for now - The decision is the latest development in Colorado’s oil and gas wars, which could balloon into a confusing November
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Former Tesla executive considering Commerce City for new sodium-ion battery foundary - The Colorado Economic Development Commission approved $1,053,000 in state Strategic Fund incentives on Thursday to Project Eleven, the code name for a startup developing sodium-ion battery
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Xcel’s preemptive power outages during windstorm generate more complaints for Colorado regulators - Xcel Energy-Colorado needs to communicate much better, provide more notice and work with local governments and agencies the next time it shuts off power during high winds to reduce the outbreak of wildfires, regulators heard
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Letters: Broncos’ first-round draft pick should be a quarterback - "I understand the game has changed as far as which positions are most valued. This leads some analysts to project only four or five quarterbacks will be selected in the first round. (How unimaginative!)" -- Adam Silbert, New
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Colorado has ambitious EV goals. We put its charging network to a road trip test - The state has installed plugs at a furious pace since the pandemic, but has it actually made it any easier to travel around in an electric
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How much money can you save on home electrification projects? Colorado has a new tool to add up incentives - Colorado residents have a new tool to estimate how much they could save on electric appliances like heat pumps and induction stoves by taking advantage of a growing number of
How to get Colorado’s new discounts on electric lawnmowers and garden equipment - Colorado residents this year can receive a 30% discount on electric lawnmowers, leaf blowers, weed trimmers and other equipment through a state rebate program that runs through 2026 at participating
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“We’re the guinea pigs”: Boulder County officials question Xcel about power shutdown - Officials from Boulder, Jefferson and Larimer counties met on Wednesday with executives from Xcel Energy, seeking answers to questions and concerns constituents have raised about extended power outages in the wake of last weekend's wind
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Denver inflation rate dips below 3% for the first time in three years - Outsized declines in food and gasoline prices helped push consumer inflation in the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood area below the U.S. annual rate for the first time since November 2022, according to a bi-monthly update from the U.S. Bureau of Labor
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Colorado regulators open probe into Xcel Energy’s preemptive power shutdowns during wind storm - In a Tuesday letter to Xcel Energy Colorado President Robert Kenney, Gov. Jared Polis shared his "disappointment and frustration" with the company's public safety power shutoff that affected 55,000 customers, along with its days-long service restoration and
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Gov. Jared Polis orders Colorado Public Utilities Commission to explore reforms following Xcel power shutoffs - The PUC is welcoming feedback about Xcel’s handling of the power shutoffs as it investigates potential
11,000 customers still without power after Xcel Energy resolves 95% of weekend outages - The majority of the customers who lost power -- a total of more than 150,000 -- have seen a return to normalcy after extreme winds and a decision by Xcel to shut off service disrupted many households throughout
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Several thousand still without power Tuesday as Xcel works to restore service - It isn’t clear if the remaining outages were caused by wind damage or were part of Xcel's proactive