User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Policy
Last updated: Jul 17 2019 24:25 IST RSS 2.0
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Tri-State, electric cooperative announce plans to settle contract fight amid utility’s switch to federal oversight 16.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
As state regulators were set Monday to speed up a hearing on a contract dispute between wholesale power provider Tri-State and one of its Colorado members, the two said they had agreed to settle the matter.
Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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For the first time, Colorado’s greenhouse gas emissions trending down 12.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
A new report shows that overall greenhouse gas emissions are on the decline in Colorado,  but state officials acknowledge that much bigger decreases will be needed to meet carbon-reduction goals now in law.
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Tri-State board votes to seek federal oversight, bucking calls by Colorado lawmakers to hold off 10.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale power provider serving electric cooperatives in Colorado and three other states, will place itself under federal regulation after its board of directors voted Tuesday to move ahead with the plan.
Colorado legislators, electric cooperative want Tri-State to put off move to federal oversight 5.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Tri-State's move to put itself under federal regulators rather than state regulators has prompted Democratic legislative leaders to ask the electric provider to hold off and one of its member cooperatives to seek a court order.
Law aimed at speeding up coal-plant closures cast as both boon, danger to Colorado ratepayers 4.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
The earlier-than-planned closure of 10 Colorado coal plants could save $1.7 billion if all the plants were replaced by wind power -- and even more if utilities use a new financing tool approved by legislators, according to a new report by an environmental group. But a research institute warns that a new law allowing utilities to refinance debt on plants retired early could tie up electric customers' dollars for decades.
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Tri-State looking at asking federal energy agency to set its electric rates 15.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
Less than a month after a new Colorado law took effect that requires state approval of Tri-State's plans, the wholesale electric power provider is looking at placing itself federal regulation.
Boulder makes final $82 million offer to Xcel 14.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
Boulder on Wednesday made a final offer of $82 million to Xcel Energy to acquire its assets in the city’s bid to create its own municipal electric utility.
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Xcel using drones to build power lines after becoming first utility to use machines for out-of-sight inspections 13.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Minnesota utility that that paved the way by using drones to inspect transmission lines is now using them to build one.
Weld County pounces on local control in wake of new state oil and gas law 11.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Weld County let it be known on Monday that there's more than one way to interpret Senate Bill 181 -- Colorado's new sweeping oil and gas law giving local governments appreciably more power to regulate energy extraction.
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Gun-safety debate reaches Montana’s Supreme Court 5.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The politically charged case could give cities the power to curb high rates of gun violence.
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Guest Commentary: Colorado, and others in the West, lead the way on reducing carbon emissions 5.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
This week, when Gov. Jared Polis signed into law a measure that sets economy-wide goals for reducing carbon emissions, Colorado joined a growing number of states that are seizing the reins on climate change. In the face of gridlock and inaction in Washington, D.C., state lawmakers from New Mexico to Washington state are acting on global warming with legislation and executive orders. These steps -- and others by states, cities, and even businesses across the country -- are historic efforts that build national momentum to reduce the carbon pollution that causes climate change.
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Letters: Mueller report an even hotter topic with his comments (6/2/19) 2.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Mueller report an even hotter topic with his comments Special counsel Robert Mueller has been a stalwart representative of law enforcement, including a 12-year term as head of the FBI.
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Gov. Polis signs 7 bills on renewable energy, but what does that mean for Colorado’s energy future? 31.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The weather couldn't have been better scripted Thursday as Gov. Jared Polis signed seven bills on renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, curbing greenhouse-gas emissions -- and unveiled a road map for making Colorado fossil-fuel-free by 2040.
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Denver’s Guzman Energy makes “ambitious” offer to swap out Tri-State coal production for renewables 29.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Guzman Energy, a regional wholesale energy provider, has a proposal that could remake a big swath of the energy landscape in Colorado by shutting down coal plants and greatly boosting the use of wind and solar power.
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Suncor’s hydrogen-cyanide emissions exceeded permit last year; Colorado now weighing refinery’s request to increase limit 26.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
The pollution from Suncor's Commerce City refinery exemplifies the incremental environmental degradation along Colorado's Front Range that increasingly rankles residents. For decades, people in the largely Latino lower-income north Denver neighborhoods of Globeville and Elyria-Swansea have suffered disproportionately from asthma, cancer and heart-lung ailments --- possibly related to air pollution.
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Will: Trump, Obama and Congress to blame for disturbing Iranian policy 26.5.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Difficulties with Iran will recur regularly, like the oscillations of a sine wave, and the recent crisis -- if such it was, or is -- illustrates persistent U.S. intellectual and institutional failures, starting with this: The Trump administration's assumption, and that of many in Congress, is that if the president wants to wage war against a nation almost the size of Mexico (and almost four times larger than Iraq) and with 83 million people (more than double that of Iraq), there is no constitutional hindrance to him acting unilaterally.
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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