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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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  • 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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  • Colorado Hydro Fails to Put the “New” in Renewable0

    • April 2, 2013

    By Brandon Ratterman Colorado is having trouble defining hydroelectricity. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers it to be a renewable resource, and the Colorado Energy Office calculates hydroelectric power’s emission rate as equal to wind and solar. Despite these two distinctions, Colorado’s renewable energy standard defines hydroelectricity as renewable only if the generating facility is

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