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Amy Oliver CookeAmy Oliver CookeAugust 2, 20187min3520

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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Kelly SloanKelly SloanApril 30, 20186min450

There is something to be said for a legislative process which, even in what many have categorically proclaimed to be the most bitterly rancorous, partisan year in living memory, still manages now and then to churn out legislation which tackles major issues and does so in a bi-partisan manner. One such effort is Senate Bill 18-003, sponsored by Senator Ray Scott and Representatives Chris Hansen and Jon Becker, which resuscitated the floundering Colorado Energy Office, and made it a better agency in the process.