At a time when the federal government questions climate science and relaxes emissions standards, Colorado's largest utility company is going the opposite direction.
Xcel Energy vowed in early December to be carbon-free by 2050 — without raising customer's bills. Carbon-free doesn't mean 100 percent renewable energy. While the company will invest heavily in wind and solar, Xcel will also consider nuclear energy, battery storage and carbon-capture storage.
Alice Jackson, president of Xcel's Colorado operations, talked to Colorado Matters about what comes next.