Energy gleanings from Colorado

Solar farms in the works near Delta, Fort Collins and Pueblo, Jigar Shah shares thoughts on scaling the energy transition, CORE makes case to Aspen.

Something Colorado can crow about

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis continued his race-to-the-top tour with utilities, this time commending Black Hills Energy for its carbon reduction goals for 2030.

A tale of two Colorado cities

Boulder and Cañon City have been going in opposite directions since the 1870s when one took the state prison, the other the state university. They did so again in their utility franchise votes.

David takes on Goliath in Pueblo

Supporters of Black Hills Energy assembled a $1.5 million campaign to defeat municipalization of the electrical utility in Pueblo, most of that money coming from unidentified sources. Can David prevail against these financial odds?

Former PUC commissioner says Black Hills Energy cannot be trusted

Pueblo steel mill

In an interview with proponents of municipalization of electrical power in Pueblo, Frances Koncilja, a former PUC commissioner in Colorado, accused Black Hills of being a rogue utility and an energizer vampire, sweet and cuddly by day, but by night trying to figure out how to steal every last dime out of Colorado’s steel town.

A conversation about utilities of the future

Regulation of investor-owned utilities in Colorado and elsewhere is “so 20th century,” in the words of a Colorado legislator. Max Tyler proposes a deep examination of regulatory reform. His bill passed its first test on a party-line vote.