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  • Hick proves Mark Twain’s quote to be true

    Hick proves Mark Twain’s quote to be true0

    • July 12, 2017

    Parts of Governor John Hickenlooper’s announcement of his climate change executive order reminded me of Mark Twain’s famous quote: “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” Below are some of my favorite Hick quotes followed by my commentary. “We will tap

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  • Global warming executive order or corporate welfare program for Xcel or both?

    Global warming executive order or corporate welfare program for Xcel or both?0

    • July 12, 2017

    Doing his best Barack Obama rule-by-fiat impersonation, Governor John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order (EO) to compel Colorado ratepayers to pay for compliance with the Paris Climate Treaty from which President Trump recently withdrew the United States. For someone who follows state level energy and environmental activity, this was a surprise. Usually these things get leaked,

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  • Beware of global warming opportunists in conservative clothing

    Beware of global warming opportunists in conservative clothing0

    • July 10, 2017

    There is a new, Colorado-based, self-described “conservative” group The Western Way (TWW) with an enticing tag line “conservative stewards of the Western environment.” Sounds good, right? Until you try to find out who these “conservative stewards” really are. If you are attending the Western Conservative Summit (and you should), you will see these guys there.

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  • Bloomberg-funded Sierra Club: wake up everyday with sole purpose of shutting down coal mines

    Bloomberg-funded Sierra Club: wake up everyday with sole purpose of shutting down coal mines0

    • May 17, 2017
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an obsession with micro-managing people’s lives. He doesn’t want us little people to have guns, soda, affordable power, or good paying coal mining jobs. Bloomberg’s latest work from his “Bloomberg Philanthropies” is a Leni Riefenstahl-worthy piece of propaganda titled From the Ashes and was previewed recently inREAD MORE
  • The real reason for special session may be blowing in the wind

    The real reason for special session may be blowing in the wind0

    • May 17, 2017
    Rumor has it that the real reason our banjo picking Governor wants a special session has more to do with industrial wind – meaning his favorite monopoly Xcel Energy – and less to do with fixing our damn roads! Governor John Hickenlooper publicly says he may call a special session “to deal with topics thatREAD MORE
  • Xcel paying power producers to take excess electricity?

    Xcel paying power producers to take excess electricity?0

    • May 2, 2017
    I've documented that Xcel Energy has excess electricity generation capacity. I just didn't realize how much. According to a source close to an electricity wholesaler and generator, "Right now they can buy power cheaper than they can make it.  A week or two ago Excel [sic] was paying us $18 a MW to buy power fromREAD MORE