Advocates for the poor claim Black Hills Corp. has contributed to poverty and one state legislator is trying to make sure consumer interests are better accounted for when utilities raise rates.
Increase would help pay for closing down older coal-fired plants, converting others to natural gas and paying off increasing property taxes.
Industry officials say restrictions will cost jobs.
- Wind and solar are producing increasing amounts of power and former governor Bill Ritter says they are becoming competitive with coal prices for energy generation.Read more
The NRDC says the proposed rules will mean lower utility bills and more jobs.
In the first installment of our series Fracking and Water: The Ripple Effect, we examine how trucking factors into the local economy and what local residents are saying.
Take a walk through an oil operation to learn the difference between a drilling rig, a fracking operation or a completed well.
The company says it will be one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the country, and a showcase for green architecture and design. –