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  • Ratepayer Coalition opposes Xcel Energy’s proposed settlement on  Rush Creek

    Ratepayer Coalition opposes Xcel Energy’s proposed settlement on Rush Creek0

    • September 27, 2016

    Xcel Energy announced that the company reached a settlement with multiple intervening parties on the Rush Creek Wind Farm. Xcel needed the settlement to keep on its already greatly compressed time line as the Denver Post reported on September 6, “The settlement between Xcel Energy and multiple parties heads off three days of hearings before the Colorado Public

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  • Xcel Energy, PUC, and OCC are Irresponsible by Ratepayers

    Xcel Energy, PUC, and OCC are Irresponsible by Ratepayers0

    • September 7, 2016

    By Amy Oliver Cooke and Michael Sandoval Is it time to eliminate the Office of Consumer Counsel (OCC) and elect our Commissioners who serve on the Public Utilities Commission (PUC)? Maybe. Our recent insider perspective on the so-called approval process by supposedly neutral regulators leaves us pondering that very question. The most recent Xcel Energy

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  • Seizing power: Hick may issue exec order to slash emissions

    Seizing power: Hick may issue exec order to slash emissions3

    • August 23, 2016

    Developing story One of the worst kept secrets in Colorado energy policy circles finally is public thanks to PoliticoPro. Governor John Hickenlooper has floated a draft executive order to slash carbon emissions from the power generating sector by 35 percent by 2030, as compared to 2012 levels. Doing his best President Obama impersonation, the Governor

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  • Two sloppy mistakes poison Xcel’s well of public support and entire Rush Creek application

    Two sloppy mistakes poison Xcel’s well of public support and entire Rush Creek application1

    • August 8, 2016

    By John Knetemann and contributors Xcel Energy’s well of public support for the Rush Creek Wind Farm, a $1.1 billion, 95,000-acre wind farm boondoggle on Colorado’s Eastern Plains appears to be poisoned. Conventional wisdom says Xcel’s application along with the so-called public approval process via the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for the Rush Creek Wind

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  • Press release: Xcel Energy, irresponsible by nature and ratepayers?

    Press release: Xcel Energy, irresponsible by nature and ratepayers?1

    • July 6, 2016
    For immediate release July 6, 2016 Contact: Michael Sandoval 303-279-6536, ext. 124 michael@i2i.org Contact: Amy Cooke 303-279-6536, ext. 107 amy@i2i.org Don’t Rush ‘Rush Creek’: Xcel’s wind project irresponsible by nature, think tank study says DENVER, Colo — Colorado ratepayers and taxpayers face uncertainty if the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) grants expedited approval on Xcel Energy’sREAD MORE
  • Irresponsible by Nature: No Need for, No Need to Rush Rush Creek Wind Project

    Irresponsible by Nature: No Need for, No Need to Rush Rush Creek Wind Project0

    • July 1, 2016

    If the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) rushes approval of Xcel Energy’s proposed wind project Rush Creek – as the utility wants – the Commission will not be serving the best interests of Coloradans, Xcel’s 1.4 million ratepayers, or wildlife and, indeed, will have an adverse impact on all Americans. There is nothing to be gained and everything to be lost by allowing the utility to rush this project through without Xcel, interested parties, and others having the opportunity to study its economic and environmental impact.

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