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  • Jake Fogleman Talks Natural Gas Saving Colorado’s Grid, Nuclear Energy on the Mandy Connell Show

    Jake Fogleman Talks Natural Gas Saving Colorado’s Grid, Nuclear Energy on the Mandy Connell Show0

    • January 7, 2023

    Policy analyst Jake Fogleman joined the Mandy Connell Show on 850 KOA to talk about his article on Colorado’s dunkelflaute episode that saw fossil fuels save the stability of Colorado’s electric grid. They also discuss the pros and cons of nuclear power and why the state’s policymakers would be wise to consider championing it if they

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  • Fossil Fuels Bail Out Colorado’s Grid Yet Again

    Fossil Fuels Bail Out Colorado’s Grid Yet Again0

    • January 4, 2023

    Coloradans might want to begin brushing up on their German. At least enough to be familiar with the word Dunkelflaute, which roughly translates to “dark doldrums.” The term describes a weather pattern of low wind and limited sunlight that makes generating electricity from renewables nearly impossible. The event is relatively common in northern and western Europe during

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  • Polis Admin Unveils Latest Electric Vehicle Policy, Avoids California-Style Gas Vehicle Ban

    Polis Admin Unveils Latest Electric Vehicle Policy, Avoids California-Style Gas Vehicle Ban0

    • December 9, 2022

    The Polis administration appears to favor the carrot over the stick to encourage electric vehicle adoption. The administration on Thursday released its updated roadmap for encouraging the electrification of the state’s transportation sector, which includes a goal of “nearly 100% of light-duty vehicles being electric by 2050, 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles being zero emissions,

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  • EIA: Coal Still King in Colorado

    EIA: Coal Still King in Colorado0

    • December 7, 2022

    Colorado often fancies itself as a leader in the so-called clean energy transition. And in some ways it has earned that reputation. The state became the first in the nation to enact a renewable portfolio standard by citizen’s initiative, for example, all the way back in 2004. And the Colorado General Assembly routinely passes new

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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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