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  • Energy & Environmental Policy Center’s Testimony on Bill to Classify Nuclear as ‘Clean Energy’

    Energy & Environmental Policy Center’s Testimony on Bill to Classify Nuclear as ‘Clean Energy’0

    • January 25, 2024

    On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Independence Institute’s Energy and Environmental Policy Analyst Jake Fogleman testified on SB24-039 in the Colorado Senate Transportation & Energy Committee. The bill would have amended the state’s statutory definitions of “clean energy” and “clean energy resources” to include nuclear energy. The committee ultimately voted not to pass the bill at

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  • Colorado Lawmakers to Consider Pro-Nuclear Bill

    Colorado Lawmakers to Consider Pro-Nuclear Bill0

    • January 22, 2024

    Colorado lawmakers are set to consider their first nuclear energy bill of the 2024 legislative session later this week. SB24-039, dubbed “Nuclear Energy as a Clean Energy Resource,” is scheduled to go before the Senate Transportation and Energy Committee for first reading on Wednesday. The bill seeks to level the playing field for carbon-free energy

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  • Colorado PUC Trims Xcel’s Unprecedented Renewables Plan

    Colorado PUC Trims Xcel’s Unprecedented Renewables Plan0

    • December 21, 2023

    Ratepayer interests received a small win from Colorado regulators overseeing Xcel Energy’s latest resource plan. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) pared back Xcel’s $15 billion request to build wind, solar, batteries, and new transmission lines by around $3 billion last week. The PUC’s trimming of Xcel’s request came as it approved an alternative resource

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  • AQCC: In Less Than a Decade, 82% of Car Sales Must Be Electric

    AQCC: In Less Than a Decade, 82% of Car Sales Must Be Electric0

    • October 23, 2023

    The Polis administration intends, by hook or by crook, to see the electric vehicle industry succeed. Last Friday, unelected regulators on the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) voted to adopt the so-called Colorado Clean Cars standard. The new regulations, which would more aptly be named the California-lite Clean Cars standard, largely replicate the California Air

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  • Colorado Policymakers Looking to Crack Down on Oil & Gas Industry Once Again

    Colorado Policymakers Looking to Crack Down on Oil & Gas Industry Once Again0

    • March 16, 2023

    Colorado lawmakers and regulators are set to turn their attention back toward a familiar target: the state’s oil and gas industry. On Thursday, Governor Jared Polis announced that he was directing regulators at the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission (COGCC), the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Air Quality Control Commission

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  • Members of New Joint Committee to Investigate Utility Rates Announced

    Members of New Joint Committee to Investigate Utility Rates Announced0

    • February 24, 2023

    The state has announced the official makeup of a new legislative committee dedicated to investigating rising utility bills. Comprised of lawmakers of both parties from each legislative chamber, the members of the six-person Joint Select Committee on Rising Utility Rates will be as follows: From the Senate- President Steve Fenberg (D.) Lisa Cutter (D.) Minority

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