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Last updated: May 25 2019 20:23 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Mining laws have long been used for recreation 24.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In Idaho, a law meant to boost mining actually allows for its end as recreation transforms the West’s economy.
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Carroll: Meeting Colorado’s aggressive clean air goals will take a lot of ambition, innovation and a few breakthroughs 24.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Vincent Carroll : Colorado's aggressive clean air goals require an environment that permits innovation and technical breakthroughs.
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Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, seeks rate hike that would start next year 23.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Xcel Energy-Colorado, the state's largest electric utility, is seeking a rate a rate increase that would net an additional $158 million a year for upgrades to the grid.
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Michael Bennet proposes $1 trillion climate change fund as part of presidential campaign 20.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said Monday he wants to commit $1 trillion for underwriting research and projects to address climate change, set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-zero U.S. emissions by midcentury.
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“Transformative,” “substantial,” “turducken”? Colorado lawmakers approve a bevy of energy bills in 2019 session 19.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The 2019 Colorado General Assembly approved more than a dozen energy-related bills that address issues ranging from climate change, renewable energy, electric vehicles, community solar gardens to energy-efficient appliances and homes.
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6 things we’ve learned about Colorado Gov. Jared Polis his first months in office 19.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
As Colorado Gov. Jared Polis settles into his fifth month in office with his first legislative session behind him, a picture is emerging of his leadership style.
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Colorado Petroleum Council announces new executive director 17.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Petroleum Council said Thursday that Lynn Granger has been named as the organization's new executive director.
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RTD’s electric 16th Street Mall buses cost nearly twice as much to operate as diesel coaches 14.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
RTD pays nearly twice as much per mile to power its 16th Street Mall electric buses as it does its conventional diesel fleet. The higher price is attributed to a "demand charge" levied by Xcel Energy on its commercial customers.
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How Colorado’s Republican lawmakers managed to score some wins 11.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Republicans in Colorado's General Assembly used delay tactics and amendments to slow and in some cases tweak the majority Democrats' agenda this session.
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Renewable energy lab in Golden strikes $100M agreement with oil giant ExxonMobil 10.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
The nation’s leading federal laboratory in research and development of renewable energy has struck a $100 million agreement with oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil to pursue new breakthroughs in low-emission energy technologies. The investment, announced this week, is the largest from an external partner in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s history. About 80 percent […]
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From now on, regional utility Tri-State will be subject to oversight from Colorado regulators 8.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Regional rural electric provider Tri-State, which has caught heat from members and renewable-energy advocates for its rates and reliance on coal, now will have to submit its plans to state regulators for approval.
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Sargent: The nightmare scenario for Democrats on Trump’s taxes 8.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
The administration's categorical refusal to release President Donald Trump's tax returns heightens the difficult question Democrats face, and raises the prospect of a nightmare scenario -- both in political and substantive terms.
Guest Commentary: Be honest about the cost of renewable-fuel standards 7.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
New research shows that renewable-fuel mandates are an unusually expensive way to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The expense comes in the form of increased electricity prices, which are a particular problem for low-income consumers.
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“We don’t have a choice”: Colorado coal counties try to plan for unsure economic future 7.5.2019 Denver Post: Business
Local government and business leaders from Colorado and across the region shared strategies Friday for making it through the fallout from the declining coal industry.
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In “new era” of oil and gas regulation, Colorado communities waste no time writing own rules 6.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Less than three weeks after Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a sweeping bill giving cities and towns in Colorado new powers to regulate oil and gas drilling, communities sitting atop the state's vast fossil fuel deposits are already looking at how to flex their newfound muscle. Lafayette, just hours after the bill was signed, added another six months to its moratorium on drilling in the city. Broomfield next week will discuss temporarily banning new oil and gas wells while it mulls new rules on drilling. And that's just a start.
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18 ways the Colorado General Assembly just changed your life 5.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
After four months in the confines of the Colorado Capitol, the state’s liberal majority of lawmakers emerged with significant changes to education, energy and health care, even as it was rejected by Republicans and moderate Democrats on taxes, the death penalty and housing.
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Judge orders industries to pay royalties for public land extraction 25.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Tens of millions more dollars will flow into Western communities after a federal court throws out the Trump administration’s industry-friendly deal.
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“Sexual playthings”: Former employees say Anadarko’s Denver office had toxic culture 16.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Interviews with six former employees of Anadarko's Denver office paint a detailed picture of a place where life can be particularly difficult for women. The ex-employees spoke on condition of anonymity because they still have dealings with Anadarko or aren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
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Denver mayor candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver mayoral race features Penfield Tate, Michael B. Hancock, Kalyn Rose Heffernan, Jamie Giellis, Stephan "Seku" Evans and Lisa Calderón.
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Denver City Council District 10 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver City Council District 10 race features Chris Hinds, Tony Smith, Wayne New and Antonio A. Mendez.
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