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  • New PUC Report Points to Future Reliability Risks to Colorado’s Grid

    New PUC Report Points to Future Reliability Risks to Colorado’s Grid0

    • December 5, 2022

    A new report from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission is sounding alarm bells on the reliability risks posed to the state’s grid as wind and solar continue to replace fossil fuel plants. According to Colorado Public Radio: Heat waves and freezing temperatures won’t be the only risks for Colorado’s power grid in the future, state regulators

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  • Xcel Proposes Yet Another Rate Hike

    Xcel Proposes Yet Another Rate Hike0

    • December 2, 2022

    Colorado’s largest utility is back before the PUC requesting another rate increase, this time a $312.2 million bump in electric rates. The request is just the latest to arrive in 2022, a year that has come to represent a cost-hike bonanza for the energy monopoly. The PUC already approved a $182.2 million electric rate hike

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  • Fudging the Numbers: How Colorado Policymakers Mislead on Energy Costs

    Fudging the Numbers: How Colorado Policymakers Mislead on Energy Costs0

    • October 12, 2022

    An increasingly common theme of the energy policy debate here in Colorado, particularly among renewables advocates, is the trumpeting of cost statistics purporting to show the affordability benefits of transitioning to wind and solar over legacy fossil fuel plants. Take, for instance, a recent statement made by Governor Jared Polis during a gubernatorial debate late

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  • Building Energy Code Board Members Announced

    Building Energy Code Board Members Announced0

    • October 4, 2022

    The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has released the names of the final members of the state’s new Energy Code Advisory Board tasked with implementing the recently passed HB 22-1362, a cost raising piece of the legislation that seeks to encourage building electrification. Here’s the final make up of the board, per the CEO website: Board

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  • Independence Institute Tells the Public Utilities Commission to Pump the Brakes on De-Facto Gas Ban

    Independence Institute Tells the Public Utilities Commission to Pump the Brakes on De-Facto Gas Ban0

    • September 15, 2022

    The PUC is holding a Zoom public comment hearing on these rules on Monday, September 19th at 9am. People who wish to participate in that hearing can find more information here. They can also submit written comments referencing Proceeding No. 21R-0449G by clicking here. In the 2021 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB21-264,

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  • Virginia Regulators Set an Example for Ratepayer Accountability

    Virginia Regulators Set an Example for Ratepayer Accountability0

    • August 11, 2022

    Last Friday, the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC)—a regulatory agency that, among other things, oversees the state’s utilities—imposed a strict performance standard that carries financial consequences if a proposed offshore wind project from the state’s largest utility fails to perform. This is a huge win for ratepayer accountability, and it has real implications for customers

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