In 2012, 7.65 percent of proposed facilities had eight or more wells. In 2016, the share jumped to 43 percent.
The Colowyo Mine will now extract coal in territory to the north in the Collom development.
The president-elect's nomination of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to lead the U.S. Department of Energy has raised concerns among clean energy advocates.
President Barack Obama pushed for a more forceful approach in areas like climate change and renewables, but the Trump administration could undo much of his work.
The council voted 5-4 to push the vote on Broomfield's proposed moratorium and resume the meeting on Feb. 28.
Weld County Commissioners say the Heartland Biogas Project does not have a valid permit to operate.
Weld County Commissioners will wade through potential violations that were submitted by neighbors during a Dec. 19 meeting.
Health giant Kaiser Permanente is investing heavily in renewables and other green measures, like energy efficiency and waterwise landscapes. Many Colorado-based companies are following suit.
Trump has called global warming a hoax and he criticized wind and solar power as "so expensive." That leaves hope for renewables resting on state policies.