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  • Amidst Growing Budget Concerns, State Democrats Hope to Extend EV Tax Credits

    Amidst Growing Budget Concerns, State Democrats Hope to Extend EV Tax Credits0

    • March 19, 2019

    If you haven’t watched Reason TV’s Remy,  just play one of his music videos. Besides being both clever and hilariously entertaining, each video drops what 30 Rock called a truth bomb: “A fact or piece of knowledge that, when told to a listener, is devastating to the listener’s argument or world view.” A favorite Remy

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  • Two little but costly words

    Two little but costly words0

    • April 10, 2018

    How the words “SHALL” and “MAY” are used in a bill can make all the difference. And, so it is with HB18-1270 “Public Utilities Commission Evaluation of Energy Storage Systems.” According to the summary on the Colorado General Assembly Web site: The bill directs the public utilities commission to adopt rules establishing mechanisms for the procurement

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  • A Colorado Bill Uses “Levels of Scrutiny” to Protect Competition

    A Colorado Bill Uses “Levels of Scrutiny” to Protect Competition0

    • March 21, 2018

    Judicial protection from most economic regulations — even grossly unfair and anti-competitive ones — is so weak as to be nearly non-existent.

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  • New draft bill to put nail in coffin of coal, make impacted communities dependent on state

    New draft bill to put nail in coffin of coal, make impacted communities dependent on state0

    • April 3, 2017
    Warning to the rural Colorado, remember Ronald Reagan’s nine most terrifying words in the English language, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” According to sources, industrial wind supporters and Xcel Energy are floating another Colorado version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) titled “Colorado Energy Impact Assistance Act.” A better working titleREAD MORE
  • The Progressive Case for HB 12400

    • February 18, 2011

    Progressives in the General Assembly will have a rare opportunity to eliminate a corporate subsidy to Xcel Energy this Monday, when the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to take up Representative Spencer Swalm’s HB 1240. HB 1240 would eliminate the Public Utilities Commission’s authority to allow Xcel to incorporate a $20/ton

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  • Energy legislation to watch in 20110

    • January 24, 2011

    The 2011 legislative session began in earnest last week in Colorado.  Below are several bills we are watching. SB11-058 Electric Utilities Employ Least-Cost Planning for New Resource Acquisition Senator Scott Renfroe (R-SD13) is the prime sponsor. The Public Utilities Commission must consider “cost” when deciding on new energy facilities and resource acquisition. Cost to ratepayers

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