User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
Last updated: Sep 21 2019 21:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Tri-State officially retires Nucla coal-fired power plant well ahead of planned 2022 closure 21.9.2019 Denver Post: Business
Tri-State Generation and Transmission, which provides wholesale power to rural electric associations across Colorado, has officially closed one of its coal power plants ahead of schedule.
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Methane emissions advance climate change and Trump’s regulatory rollback matters 5.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Energy scholars explain what rescinding methane regulations will mean for the climate and industry.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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Colorado among states suing Trump administration over new coal rules 14.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Colorado is among a coalition of 22 Democratic-led states that has sued the Trump administration over its decision to ease restrictions on coal-fired power plants.
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Can Western states afford to break the boom-and-bust cycle? 7.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Climate action on public lands would force a reckoning for fossil fuel dependent states and communities.
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Caldara: Xcel Energy should consider carbon capture to save the planet and our pocketbooks 12.7.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
I used to be a strong supporter of strict gun control, even giving money to gun control organizations. It took years of challenging my own preconceived anti-gun bigotries to clear the emotion away from my thinking on the issue.
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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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2 big U.S. coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations 20.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Two of the world's largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources.
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Trump’s EPA close to gutting Obama rule on coal power plants 19.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Trump administration is close to completing one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical grid off coal-fired power plants and their climate-damaging pollution.
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Interior Department’s coal reboot ignores tribes and curtails public input 3.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Obama administration wanted to rethink coal leasing; now, Trump is rushing forward.
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Letters: Stop negatiave campaign ads (6/1/19) 2.6.2019 Denver Post: Opinion
Stop with the negative ads I received two extremely negative campaign ads in the mail today. One was sent by Rise Up Denver, the other by Red, White and Blue Denver. Each one attacked the “other” mayoral candidate with what seemed like almost slanderous statements. Both, of course, said “not authorized by any candidate.”
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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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EPA shifting more environmental enforcement to states 20.5.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Environmental Protection Agency under Donald Trump is delegating a widening range of public health and environmental enforcement to states, saying local officials know best how to deal with local problems.
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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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“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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Trump’s infrastructure order threatens local right to protect the environment 24.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Washington blocked a coal terminal under the Clean Water Act. New rules could subvert that authority.
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New Mexico’s ‘mini’ Green New Deal, dissected 25.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Energy Transition Act could be a model for ambitious policies of the future.
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Colorado coal production dips in 2018 23.3.2019 Denver Post: Business
Production at Colorado coal mines dipped slightly last year from 2017 levels.

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Wyoming Legislature extends lifeline to coal power 5.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
As economics challenge coal’s future, Wyoming passes a law to prop it up.
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Push for renewables vexes Western power supplier 25.2.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Tri-State’s future looks less than bright unless it can keep up with the times.
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