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  • Extending Demand Side Management is irresponsible by ratepayers

    Extending Demand Side Management is irresponsible by ratepayers0

    • March 28, 2017
    Riddle me this. Based on the following clues, can you guess the product/service, the company, and the program? It’s an out-of-state private monopoly that enjoys most favored corporation status under the Gold Dome. The favored monopoly has more supply/capacity than its customers use and anticipates this to be the case in the near future. TheREAD MORE
  • HB17-1116 is legislative atonement for driving Coloradans into energy poverty

    HB17-1116 is legislative atonement for driving Coloradans into energy poverty0

    • March 21, 2017

    Put down the crayon and back away from the budget. That is Denver Post columnist Megan Schrader’s parental advice to the Independence Institute in a nutshell. It would take too long to deconstruct all that is wrong with Ms. Schrader’s editorial on our proposed ballot title “Fix Our Damn Roads,” but as head of our energy

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  • Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?

    Irresponsible by ratepayers: Is Xcel floating legislation for mandated CO version of CPP?0

    • March 12, 2017

    If it’s devious and being done behind closed doors, it must be Xcel Energy. Late Friday, two reliable sources independently sent me a copy of what appears to be draft legislation that the monopoly investor-owned utility is quietly shopping around the Gold Dome, in search of a sponsor. Xcel’s name isn’t anywhere on the draft,

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  • Amy Cooke Testimony on Senate Bill 17-089

    Amy Cooke Testimony on Senate Bill 17-0890

    • February 8, 2017

    Energy Policy Center Director Amy Cooke testified on Senate Bill 89, concerning the rights of consumers of electricity to install electricity storage systems on their property. Listen to the audio of her testimony here. Additionally, you can read Amy’s commentary on the bill here, along with Sherrie Peif’s Complete Colorado article on the bill here.

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  • Storing freedom

    Storing freedom0

    • February 4, 2017

    For as much as Colorado might fancy itself the next Silicon Valley, the state is stuck in a time warp when it comes to electricity service providers. Could a modest bill regarding residential battery storage spark change for 1.4 million Xcel Energy and 93,000 Black Hills Energy ratepayers? Colorado’s investor owned utility (IOU) monopoly model

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  • Time for Colorado Energy Office to receive more than an audit

    Time for Colorado Energy Office to receive more than an audit0

    • January 31, 2017

    The Colorado Energy Office continues to show some irregularities in its spending and handling of tens of millions of dollars, according to a newly released performance audit. A 2011 Independence Institute investigation of the CEO, formerly the Governor’s Energy Office, sparked the call for a 2012 audit by the Office of the State Auditor that

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