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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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  • 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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  • PUC Sunset Review: ‘The Turducken Act of 2019 (With a Slice of PUC-in Pie)’

    PUC Sunset Review: ‘The Turducken Act of 2019 (With a Slice of PUC-in Pie)’0

    • May 4, 2019

    On the last day of the 2019 legislative session State Representative Hugh McKean (R-Loveland) moved the most appropriate amendment of the session to rename SB19-236 the PUC Sunset Review bill to the “TURDUCKEN ACT of 2019 (With a Slice of PUC-in Pie). A Turducken is a chicken stuffed into a duck, stuffed inside a turkey.

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  • Early Concerns and Approval – 2019 Energy Bills

    Early Concerns and Approval – 2019 Energy Bills0

    • January 30, 2019

    After getting steamrolled in state legislative elections, center right voters across the state need to prepare themselves for progressive left legislation that more than likely will drive up energy prices for the sin of being productive and prosperous. Apparently, the best way to ecological paradise is by enriching monopoly utilities like Xcel Energy. While it

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  • Media Release: Customers want Xcel to pay for CEP

    Media Release: Customers want Xcel to pay for CEP0

    • July 31, 2018

    New Polling Suggests Xcel Ratepayers Are Unwilling to Foot the Bill for Executives and Shareholders 85% of Xcel Customers Think the Company Should Pay for the Costs Incurred from Colorado Energy Plan’s Details   DENVER, July 30, 2018 – Eighty-five percent of Colorado’s Xcel Energy customers do not want to pay the $2.5 billion cost for

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