User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Policy
Last updated: Jul 30 2020 19:28 IST RSS 2.0
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How big oil funds big brother 30.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Some of the largest fossil fuel companies in the nation back police foundations that raise money for weapons, equipment and surveillance technology.
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Colorado’s Eastern Plains is big-time producer of renewable energy, ripe for even more, report says 30.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Along with wheat, corn and cattle, Colorado's Eastern Plains grow another big crop: more than 95% of the state's renewable energy capacity that's producing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in benefits each year.
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Letters: Support police and curb destructive protests (7/26/20) 26.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Support police and curb destructive protests Re: “Greenwood Village faces backlash for police stand,” July 10 news story
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The job loss epidemic 23.7.2020 Current Issue
COVID-19 impacts ripple through every sector of the economy.
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Trump admin erodes landmark law protecting communities and the environment 17.7.2020 High Country News Most Recent
New National Environmental Policy Act rules limit public input and allow federal agencies to ignore climate impacts of infrastructure projects.
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Natural gas as clean energy choice, efforts to short circuit electrifying buildings criticized by new report 15.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As Colorado's largest electric utility considers adding renewable natural gas to its arsenal of anti-climate-change tactics, the Sierra Club and Earthjustice have released a new report saying the fuel would be a costly diversion from the state's clean-energy goals.
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Joe Biden proposes $700 billion-plus “Buy American” campaign 9.7.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Launching an economic pitch expected to anchor his fall presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms.
Coronavirus pandemic gives Colorado Gov. Jared Polis unprecedented power 5.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Something unusual happened last week: The authority of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was overridden.
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Editorial: Incrementalism has failed to protect Americans from the violence of racism 6.6.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Police officers are sworn to serve and protect, not to dominate and control.
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The Spot: Colorado R’s mostly quiet on Trump’s power move, and state Senate leader speaks up 5.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
In a year of bizarre moments, the strangest yet may have occurred late Monday afternoon, when the president of the United States raised his voice over the sound of distant flash bangs to announce the military would be deployed “to dominate the streets” — the streets of this country.
Xcel Energy meter readers are back on the job 2.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Xcel Energy Colorado put its electric and gas meter readers back on the streets Monday after pulling them in mid-April over COVID-19 concerns.
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Guest commentary: Polis’s power grab threatens core constitutional balance 1.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Gubernatorial emergency powers are intended to help mobilize state resources to deal with the emergency, not to enable one-man rule.
Who wins and who loses with these 4 regulatory rollbacks? 27.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Under a pandemic, Trump backslides pollution and wildlife protection standards.
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Power Five college athletics conferences spend big lobbying Congress 19.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Power Five conferences spent $350,000 on lobbying in the first three months of 2020, more than they had previously spent in any full year, as part of a coordinated effort to influence Congress on legislation affecting the ability of college athletes to earn endorsement money.
Once a cautionary case study, Tri-State is lauded in report as a standout example among utilities on renewables 15.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
An organization that once used Tri-State Generation and Transmission in a study to make the case against sticking with coal has a new report saying the utility's plan to add more solar and wind is a standout among similar power providers.
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Boulder, Xcel to discuss alternatives that could end city’s decade-long push for a municipal utility 13.5.2020 Denver Post: Business
In a Tuesday joint news release from the city and private power provider Xcel about public officials’ years-long interest in forming a municipal electric service, the company and Boulder announced they have started to look at new pathways to reach the city’s energy future goals.
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Brauchler: Polis’ edicts are not unconstitutional and that’s the problem critics should focus on 13.5.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
This is a call to action. Which liberty-loving legislator from either party will stand up and begin this important and needed conversation by offering a bill to claw back the massive authority given to the governor?
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Trump admin sprints to weaken environmental protections during pandemic 12.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘There’s a lot they want to get done before the election, just in case.’
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EPA officials defend their role amid rollbacks as agency hits 50: “Expect continued improvements” in Colorado 26.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. withdrawal from the international agreement to combat global warming, along with rule rollbacks, have slowed momentum that once inspired emulators abroad.
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Federal judge in Denver rules funding cannot be withheld from law enforcement by using immigration-related terms in grants 24.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Justice Department can not withhold millions of dollars in federal funding to Colorado law enforcement agencies by attaching immigration-related terms and conditions to securing the grants according to a federal judge's ruling.
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