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  • Colorado Lawmakers Reintroduce Nuclear Feasibility Bill

    Colorado Lawmakers Reintroduce Nuclear Feasibility Bill0

    • January 26, 2023

    The potential for introducing small-modular reactors (SMRs) to Colorado will get a second look at the state legislature thanks to a new bill currently being considered. HB23-1080, sponsored by Representative Ty Winter (R.) and Senator Byron Pelton (R.), would direct the Colorado Energy Office to conduct a feasibility study for the use of SMRs as

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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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  • Judith Curry on Climate Catastrophism, Wind and Solar Myopia, and the State of Modern Climate Activism

    Judith Curry on Climate Catastrophism, Wind and Solar Myopia, and the State of Modern Climate Activism0

    • December 28, 2022

    On the latest episode of the Power Hungry Podcast, energy journalist Robert Bryce interviews Judith Curry, a climatologist and former Earth and Atmospheric Sciences chair at Georgia Tech. The wide-ranging interview covers how alarmism surrounding climate change is causing real harm to the mental well-being of young people, how flawed energy modeling among academics leads

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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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  • Gone with the Wind: Weather Dependent Energy Puts Residents at Risk

    Gone with the Wind: Weather Dependent Energy Puts Residents at Risk0

    • July 12, 2022

    The power grid in Texas is a little bit under the weather. A major heat wave has arrived just as the wind stopped blowing, creating a perfect storm for residents looking for relief from the blistering summer sun in the country’s second-largest state. As Bloomberg reports: Wind power — a key source of electricity in

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  • Colorado to join Clean Power Plan lawsuit against EPA, says AG Coffman0

    • August 29, 2015

    A welcome development–Attorney General Cynthia Coffman says joining a lawsuit “where we need to be” when it comes to Colorado and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, finalized earlier this month: Colorado has joined a growing list of states that will sue the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to stop the implementation of

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