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Ray ScottRay ScottSeptember 20, 20186min5480

When the Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently approved Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan, the commissioners made a highly politicized decision that ignored economic reality, bypassed the state legislature and allowed the company to break its promise to save customers money. Coloradans should be troubled not just by the plan itself, but by how it won approval through an end-run of the democratic process.


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Julie GorteJulie GorteAugust 16, 20186min1489

Colorado’s largest electric utility, Xcel Energy, has a plan to dramatically shift the way we produce energy by increasing the amount of renewable energy produced right here in the Centennial State. Doing so would deliver substantial economic and environmental benefits to Colorado residents in the form of new jobs, increased revenue for communities, and lower utility bills for both businesses and consumers.


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Amy Oliver CookeAmy Oliver CookeAugust 2, 20187min3287

Late last summer, and with great fanfare, Xcel Energy announced its proposal to close the Comanche I & II power units in Pueblo a decade ahead of schedule. They offered as replacement the euphemistically titled “Colorado Energy Plan” (CEP), a massive $2.5 billion fuel-switching scheme to move its Colorado customers away from baseload, reliable hydrocarbons in favor of intermittent renewables, predominantly industrial wind.


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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirApril 27, 20186min607

Thanks to a decision on April 11 from state electricity regulators, Xcel Energy now has stronger energy efficiency goals that will save Coloradans roughly $165 million between 2019 and 2023 while also lowering pollution from coal and gas plants. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) directed Xcel, Colorado’s largest electric utility, to raise their energy efficiency ambitions after hearing expert testimony from Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, and the Colorado Energy Office.


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Joey BunchJoey BunchFebruary 2, 20186min1409
A Colorado Public Utilities Commission hearing Thursday on Xcel Energy’s plan to close coal-fired plants and boost renewable energy drew an overflow crowd that included a mother with a babe in arms, a middle school student, a math professor, a former Peace Corps worker and representatives of farmers and rural areas—all in favor of the […]

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