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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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  • Preview of October 27 PUC Hearings on HB 1365: Everyone Gets a Swing at Xcel's New Plans0

    • October 28, 2010

    Very Brief Refresher on Xcel’s New Plans Xcel on Monday proposed four alternative plans to comply with HB 1365, after its original plan was rejected by the PUC last Thursday. The four alternative plans are similar. They all call for the retirement of four coal plants and top-of the line pollution controls for three others.

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