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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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  • Fudging the Numbers: How Colorado Policymakers Mislead on Energy Costs

    Fudging the Numbers: How Colorado Policymakers Mislead on Energy Costs0

    • October 12, 2022

    An increasingly common theme of the energy policy debate here in Colorado, particularly among renewables advocates, is the trumpeting of cost statistics purporting to show the affordability benefits of transitioning to wind and solar over legacy fossil fuel plants. Take, for instance, a recent statement made by Governor Jared Polis during a gubernatorial debate late

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  • Anywhere But Here: The Biden Admin Courts Dictators to Pump More Oil

    Anywhere But Here: The Biden Admin Courts Dictators to Pump More Oil0

    • October 7, 2022

    Rebuffing President Biden’s past hat-in-hand requests for the region to boost production, the 23-member OPEC+ announced this week their intention to slash output by 2 million barrels of oil a day. The move immediately drew the ire of the Biden administration, who is all too aware of what a drastic cut to the global oil

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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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  • Don’t Get Used to the Recent Drop in Gas Prices

    Don’t Get Used to the Recent Drop in Gas Prices0

    • September 29, 2022

    Despite Governor Polis’s last minute hand-wringing, the EPA has announced that expensive new gasoline requirements will absolutely be coming to the Denver Metro area. According to the Colorado Sun: The Environmental Protection Agency can’t let Colorado off the hook for imposing more expensive reformulated gas to fight ozone pollution beginning in 2024, the agency said in

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  • Gas is Dead. Long Live Gas!

    Gas is Dead. Long Live Gas!0

    • August 25, 2022

    Natural gas is one of the go-to bogeymen for many climate hawks. This is despite the remarkable economic and climate contributions of natural gas over the last decade or so. As such, activists and policymakers have made a concerted effort over the last few years to begin constraining the industry and phasing out the fuel’s

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