Colorado Public Utilities Commission green-lights plan to close 2 coal-fired power plants

Author: Mark Jaffe - March 16, 2018 - Updated: March 17, 2018

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Wednesday gave Xcel Energy the green light to develop a plan to close two coal-fired power plants and replace them with renewable or low-cost alternatives.

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Mark Jaffe

Mark Jaffe

Mark Jaffe has covered energy, environment and government issues for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg News and The Denver Post. He was a Knight Fellow at Stanford University and studied environmental economics as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. He is the author of two books, "And No Birds Sing, The story of an ecological disaster in a tropical paradise" and "The Gilded Dinosaur-The fossil war between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the rise of American science."