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Tipton: Creating an all-of-the-above energy future

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton

For too long, the U.S. has operated with no comprehensive plan for meeting the inevitable increased demand for energy created by both traditional and renewable resources. As the energy economy continues to evolve, we must develop a true all-of-the-above energy strategy that will ensure both U.S. energy security and affordable power for American families well […]

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Gov. Hickenlooper seeks to save Colorado Energy Office after legislature hit impasse

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Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office is expected to request on Tuesday that state budget writers approve supplemental funding for the Colorado Energy Office after the legislature hit an impasse at the end of the legislative session. The governor’s office is asking for $3.1 million to preserve the office, which, in addition to promoting renewable energy, also […]

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Popovich: Energy Department right to study impact of regulations on U.S. power grid

Luke Popovich

Energy Secretary Rick Perry hit a raw nerve in Washington recently when he announced his department will undertake a study of the possible impact that federal regulations have had on U.S. electric grid reliability. Essentially, the Department of Energy will look at “critical issues central to protecting the long-term reliability of the electric grid.” The […]

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Governor’s potential special session would put more focus on issues and lawmakers voting on them

After legislators adjourned the 120-day legislative session Wednesday night, they convened at Stoney’s Bar & Grill in downtown Denver. Gov. John Hickenlooper made the rounds with a message: Don’t make any vacation plans for the rest of May. He told reporters Thursday he’s going to think about it through the weekend before deciding if he […]

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Colorado Energy Office severely crippled after lawmakers fail to reach a compromise

The Colorado Energy Office will be crippled after lawmakers on the last day of the session on Wednesday were unable to agree to a measure that would have continued full funding for it. In its original form, Senate Bill 301 – described by Republicans as “far-reaching” – would have maintained funding for the Colorado Energy […]

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Focus of Colorado energy bill turns to industry-linked Firestone explosion

A measure aimed at restructuring energy policy in Colorado was overshadowed Monday by a recent home explosion in Firestone linked to natural gas leaking from an old pipeline. Democrats attempted to amend Senate Bill 301 – a 57-page piece of legislation that focuses heavily on natural gas and the Colorado Energy Office – to address mapping […]

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