- CORE Electric Cooperative cited “mismanagement and incompetence” by the plant’s operator, Xcel Energy, when it announced its departure.
- The company is expected to begin accepting proposals for cleaner energy projects in the coming months.
- More than a year after the Environmental Justice Act was signed into law, officials are working to earn the trust of Coloradans who are disproportionately impacted by pollution and other environmental risks.
- More accurate heat maps could show which neighborhoods are most exposed and lead the city to plant trees for shade.
- Their findings showed releases of methane — a greenhouse gas that traps heat with 25 times more potency than carbon dioxide — have not declined in recent years.
- Salt Creek residents over the decades have rallied against poor water quality, dirt roads and lack of public transportation.
- The tax would replace two similar taxes collected through utility bills, including one that was first adopted in 2006 and is set to expire next year.
- "Coal storage piles with underground draw points always bear the risk of collapse, therefore no one should ever walk or work (on) top of such a pile."
- When the Marshall fire tore through the town of Superior, it also destroyed the building that housed the town's history. Six months later, the group behind the Superior Historical Museum is working to re-open in a new location and seeking the community's help sourcing artifacts.
- The remains of some of the original artifacts are still strewn around the charred museum site.
- This year, at least. Officials say the move beyond fossil fuels and a growing population have created uncertainty for electricity service next year.
- The utility failed to cut power for customers registered for interruptible service and didn't recommend customers conserve energy to potentially lower costs, among other failures.
- Firefighters from Weld County said they were worried about fires both caused by and damaging oil and gas wells. Others mentioned the subsequent risk of flooding.
- EPA officials accused the utility of violating federal coal ash disposal rules at the Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo.
- Xcel Energy customers have watched their utility bills skyrocket in the last few months — and costs aren't expected to stop climbing any time soon.
- The judge agreed that Xcel Energy failed to warn customers to conserve energy during a 2021 winter freeze, but gas and electric bills could still rise to recoup $509 million from customers.