What the bill does: Taxpayers who claim an investment tax credit for renewable energy would be able to get an 80 percent refund of their credit.
Local governments that impose fracking restrictions would be required pay mineral owners if the regulations reduce their property values by at least 60 percent.
Many residents said the large power line poles would ruin their views and that the line itself could hurt their health.
Utility companies are currently required to provide 20 to 30 percent of their power from renewable sources. This bill would reduce that requirement to 15 percent for most utilities.
Sen. Bennett and eight other Democrats voted to close debate on the bill, bringing the bill closer to a final Senate vote.
The 30-year-old RMI, based in Pitkin County, and Branson’s group, Carbon War Room, both focus on combating climate change through market forces.
A $2.8 million project will convert methane gas released at Grand Junction's wastewater treatment plant and convert it to compressed natural gas.
State attorneys will file a notice of intent to sue over the bird's threatened status, the governor's office confirmed.
An advocacy group says a state rule is hurting efforts to make some commercial buildings in Colorado more energy efficient.
The decision may impact oil and natural gas development in the habitats of the birds.