Environment

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 · 0 comments · 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
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Which way will Dems go on state senate energy committee

Nationally, the Steyer wing of the party refuses to give any ground after its humiliating defeat.

By Simon Lomax · January 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Gold Dome
Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

Coloradans shouldn’t be forced to subsidize electric vehicle whims of a wealthy few

As the state struggles to fund roads and bridges, there is no justification for forcing rural or low-income Coloradans to subsidize wealthier Front Range residents who want to buy a second or third vehicle.

By Michael Sandoval · January 16, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment, Michael Sandoval, Politics, Taxes, Transportation
Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Suburbs still the dominant American lifestyle, even for Millennials

Much of the city/suburb debate is a struggle over who gets to tax residents of an urban area.

By Randal O'Toole · December 27, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, National, Randal O'Toole, Transportation, Uran Renewal
Fake outrage over Trump’s EPA pick will make matters worse for green groups

Fake outrage over Trump’s EPA pick will make matters worse for green groups

The campaign to block Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt from becoming EPA administrator shows green groups have learned nothing from the 2016 election and still have big problems with blue-collar voters.

By Simon Lomax · December 13, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, National, Politics
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New Senate energy panel opens the door to bipartisan ozone solutions

The new committee could tackle the Obama EPA’s ozone standard, which has attracted strong bipartisan criticism in Colorado.

By Simon Lomax · December 3, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Energy, Environment, Gold Dome, Politics
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From fracking bans to red tape: Environmental left makes post-election shift

After a disastrous election season for anti-fossil fuel groups, how do they keep their political agenda alive? Some important clues emerged this week during an obscure regulatory hearing about ozone.

By Simon Lomax · November 18, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Economy, Energy, Environment, National