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  • Jake Fogleman Talks Xcel Energy Bills, Colorado Climate Policy on the George Brauchler Show

    Jake Fogleman Talks Xcel Energy Bills, Colorado Climate Policy on the George Brauchler Show0

    • January 17, 2023

    Policy analyst Jake Fogleman joined the George Brauchler Show on 710 KNUS to talk about the sky-high energy bills Xcel customers have been seeing this winter due to a pancaking series of rate hikes granted by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. They also discuss who is ultimately to blame for those rate hikes, the reality

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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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  • Reliance on Solar Projects Threatening Colorado’s Outlook on Grid Reliability

    Reliance on Solar Projects Threatening Colorado’s Outlook on Grid Reliability0

    • October 5, 2022

    As Colorado moves to retire legacy fossil-fuel power plants in order to meet Governor Polis’s goal of 100% renewable energy by 2040, the state is increasingly reliant on wind and solar to meet our electricity needs. And now, thanks to supply chain snarls hitting the solar industry, our ability to keep the lights on next

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  • Sky High Gas Bills Coming This Winter

    Sky High Gas Bills Coming This Winter0

    • September 23, 2022

    Last week I wrote about the costs and consequences of underrating natural gas infrastructure, which are currently most pronounced in New England this winter in the form of exorbitant bills and inadequate supply. But it turns out Colorado, while being in better shape than our northeastern counterparts, is not immune to the disruptions roiling the

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  • The Real-World Costs and Consequences of Restricting Natural Gas

    The Real-World Costs and Consequences of Restricting Natural Gas0

    • September 16, 2022

    Apropos of next week’s hearing at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission—in which the PUC plans to take public comment on a proposed rule that would dramatically affect natural gas line extensions—news out of New England offers a grim look at the consequences of underrating sufficient natural gas capacity. Per the Washington Examiner: Authorities in New England are staring

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