User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
Last updated: Jan 19 2020 23:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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What’s polluting Colorado’s air? 125 million tons a year of heat-trapping and hazardous gases 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The air pollution that people in Colorado inhale each day comes from myriad sources: factories, cars, buildings and homes, fossil fuel facilities, cattle feedlots.
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Westminster-based utility Tri-State says it will be 50% renewable by 2024 16.1.2020 Denver Post: Business
Calling it transformative, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association released a plan Wednesday intended to boost renewable energy sources to 50% of its fuel mix by 2024 and cut greenhouse-gas emission from its Colorado electric sales 90% by 2030.
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Under fire for use of coal, Tri-State to accelerate closure of plants, mine in Colorado and New Mexico 10.1.2020 Denver Post: Business
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, increasingly under pressure from its members and renewable energy advocates for its reliance on coal, plans to close two of its coal-fired power plants and a coal mine in Colorado and New Mexico.
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Study finds 26,000 lives were saved by shift from coal to natural gas 8.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
“When you turn coal units off you see deaths go down.”
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Nuclear power is clean – if you ignore all the waste 31.12.2019 Current Issue
Compare the annual waste produced by a coal-burning power plant and a nuclear generating station.
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‘Destructive’ extraction taking up prime real estate 31.12.2019 Current Issue
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Nuclear power is emissions-free, but at what cost? 31.12.2019 Current Issue
Compare the annual waste produced by a coal-burning power plant and a nuclear generating station.
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In rural Colorado, the kids of coal miners learn to install solar panels 13.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Where the mines once provided steady employment, solar energy now offers jobs for the next generation.
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Wyoming’s coal-fired economy is coming to an end 4.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The state faces a future without an industry that’s been very good to it.
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Better battery storage needed to meet 100% renewable energy goals, Platte River Power says 2.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Platte River Power Authority is expected to release its integrated resource plan, outlining exactly how it plans to reach this ambitious goal of providing 100% renewable energy by 2030, in mid-2020. However, a new study commissioned by leaders in renewable energy industry showed that this massive undertaking could be more efficient by only requiring 90% or even 80% renewable energy and allowing natural gas to act as the nexus.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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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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