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  • Primer for October 25 PUC Hearing on HB 13650

    • October 25, 2010

    A Quick Review of HB 1365… HB 1365, the Clean Air Clean Jobs Act, mandates that Xcel file a plan by August 15 2010 that would: be implemented by December 31, 2017; meet “reasonably foreseeable” state and federal air quality regulations; achieve at least 70% reductions in nitrogen oxides emissions from at least 900 megawatts

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  • Update on PUC Hearings for H.B. 1365: It's Going To Be a Long Weekend for Xcel's Top Brass0

    • October 22, 2010

    The Public Utilities Commission this week held deliberations on Xcel’s implementation plan to meet H.B. 1365 (“The Clean-Air Clean Jobs Act”), legislation that effectively mandates fuel switching of 900 megawatts of electricity generation from coal power to natural gas. If you haven’t been following H.B. 1365, it’s a classic case of government picking and choosing

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  • Rep. Max Tyler Is Wrong about Wind Power0

    • October 12, 2010

    Forcing Xcel customers to pay more for less energy hurts the State’s economy. Period.

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  • Colorado’s Great Green Deception0

    • September 16, 2010

    Colorado’s Great Green Deception: If HB 1001 Seems too Good to Be True, It’s Because It Is By William Yeatman and Amy Oliver Cooke Last March, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter (D) signed HB 1001, a mandate requiring investor- owned utilities to generate 30 percent of their electricity sales from renewable energy sources by 2020. The

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  • Markets Should Drive Colorado's Energy Industry, Not Social Values0

    • September 9, 2010

    By William Yeatman and Amy Oliver Cooke Xcel Energy is getting a lot of grief over its new “tiered” rate increase–a.k.a., the air-conditioner tax–but the criticism is somewhat misplaced. It’s impossible to assign complete responsibility to Xcel for this ham-handed energy fee, because in reality the state is calling the shots in an effort to

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  • The Real Cost of Being Green0

    • September 9, 2010

    by Amy Oliver and William Yeatman Gov. Bill Ritter and green energy advocates are selling Colorado a false bill of goods when it comes to the “New Energy Economy.” They claim the green energy agenda won’t burden consumers, but their interpretation relies on misleading accounting that hides billions of dollars in green energy costs. The

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