Comanche 3 under the microscope

Colorado regulators have signaled they want Xcel Energy to consider using securitization to advance retirement of Comanche 3, the West’s youngest coal plant.

Big ideas and the harsh deadline of climate change

Amory Lovins and Wes Jackson both launched their big ideas in 1976, the first about energy and the second about agriculture. At this year’s Prairie Festival in Kansas, they smacked up against Bill McKibben description of the immediacy of climate change.

Electrical distribution’s wonkish edge

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OK, it’s not a page turner, something to have you on the edge of your seat. But here’s why Colorado legislators wanted the state’s utility commission to poke its nose into distribution system planning.