Energy

It’s hard to take climate change warriors seriously

It’s hard to take climate change warriors seriously

If you have air conditioning, it’s hard to take you seriously when you demand others reduce their carbon footprint.

By Jon Caldara · June 20, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment, Jon Caldara
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The ongoing failure of subsidy-rich solar

The corporate favoritism through subsidies showered on wind and solar by governments has been significant.

By Michael Sandoval · June 16, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, National
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Demand side management enriches Xcel at ratepayer expense

Bipartisan support for bad and expensive policy doesn’t miraculously change it to good policy.

By Amy Oliver Cooke and William Yeatman · June 13, 2017 · 0 comments · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
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The unknown health risks of ‘Big Wind’

For those living in the shadow of industrial wind farms, it’s like being in the dark.

By Kohl Watson · June 11, 2017 · 0 comments · Energy, Environment
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Storm knocks out transmission line that connects wind farm to power grid

El Paso County residents nearby, however, told the Colorado Springs Gazette that the turbines’ inaudible, low-frequency sound waves — known as infrasound — and a phenomenon called shadow flicker have caused headaches, nausea and dizziness.

By Sherrie Peif · March 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Sherrie Peif
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Bill to unplug subsidies for electric vehicles clears Senate committee

“We are going to put this to rest,” Marble said. “Because they are pretty much not needed according to the Colorado Energy Office.” — Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Weld/Larimer

By Sherrie Peif · March 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Gold Dome, Michael Sandoval, Sherrie Peif, TABOR, Taxes, Transportation
Xcel should be ashamed, not its customers

Xcel should be ashamed, not its customers

I’ve seen a lot of dumb products of political correctness, but this has got to be one of the dumbest.

By Rob Natelson · February 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Rob Natelson
Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

Bipartisan bill would allow home owners to store energy hassle free

A bill that will make it more cost effective for Colorado residents to store energy on their property is headed for committee with some unusual alliances.

By Sherrie Peif · February 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Business/Economy, Economy, Energy, Environment, Featured, Politics, Sherrie Peif
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Senate Bill 89 a positive step for residential energy storage

Naturally, Xcel opposes anything that threatens its highly profitable Colorado monopoly.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · February 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

Media overreacts and mischaracterizes normal EPA transition

There are plenty of issues to report on regarding President Trump and his new administration, but a so-called “gag order” at the EPA isn’t one of them.

By Amy Oliver Cooke · January 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Amy Oliver Cooke, Energy, Environment, National