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  • As Wind Turbines Falter, Gas Saves the Day in the U.K.

    As Wind Turbines Falter, Gas Saves the Day in the U.K.0

    • November 28, 2022

    Renewables advocates are constantly downplaying the risks associated with intermittency. When the wind isn’t blowing, or the sun isn’t shining, we’re assured that batteries and electricity imports from neighboring jurisdictions can fill in the gaps. The problem, of course, is that current viable battery technology is only capable of storing power in 4-hour intervals, and

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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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  • Poll: Nuclear Energy Now Enjoys Broad Support Among the American Public

    Poll: Nuclear Energy Now Enjoys Broad Support Among the American Public0

    • September 9, 2022

    Soaring energy prices, geopolitical instability, and climate change—both itself, and misbegotten policy responses to it—have cast a new light on the need firm up the domestic production of clean and dependable energy. The realization has been stark among political leaders around the world, many of whom have been forced to reverse course on rash plans

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  • Energy and Land Use: A Sober Look at the Space Needed to Power the Future

    Energy and Land Use: A Sober Look at the Space Needed to Power the Future0

    • August 1, 2022

    Much of the conversation surrounding energy policy in Colorado these days has to do primarily with the emissions currently being produced and ways to continue reducing said emissions. The arguments over the role of various energy sources in getting to a decarbonized future are familiar at this point. But there has been comparatively little discussion

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  • Clean and Reliable: The Case for Small-Modular Reactors in Colorado

    Clean and Reliable: The Case for Small-Modular Reactors in Colorado0

    • June 21, 2022

    Electric grid reliability is on the forefront of everyone’s mind following a sobering report from the country’s grid overseer. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), a regulatory body overseeing grid operations across the United States and Canada, warned last month in its latest summer reliability assessment that vast swaths of the West and Midwest

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  • Amy Cooke Testimony on Senate Bill 17-089

    Amy Cooke Testimony on Senate Bill 17-0890

    • February 8, 2017

    Energy Policy Center Director Amy Cooke testified on Senate Bill 89, concerning the rights of consumers of electricity to install electricity storage systems on their property. Listen to the audio of her testimony here. Additionally, you can read Amy’s commentary on the bill here, along with Sherrie Peif’s Complete Colorado article on the bill here.

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