Companies like Xcel say they need to find additional ways to cover the costs of maintaining the electric grid. One solution could emerge from a Colorado pilot program.
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.
- Those who qualify to be part of the program receive 50 percent of their power from solar.Read more
- The program hopes to train about 350 people in the solar industry.Read more
- The plan would include a sizable fee increase for solar customers of the state's biggest utility.Read more
- Colorado ranked 10th in 2014, down one slot from 2013, despite the state requirement that utilities get more of their power from renewable energy sources by 2020.Read more
- The decisions came following a decline in the sale of solar inverters.Read more
- The Intermountain Rural Electric Cooperative has agreed to review its proposal to cut residential credits for solar energy.Read more