Consider that Colorado legislators last year adopted some of the deepest decarbonization goals in the country. A reflection of a rapid shift of Colorado’s electorate? Not at all, reported Joshua Low of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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July 19, 2017
As a long-time journalist and utility industry professional communicator in the Rocky Mountain region, I have for many years watched with concern the contraction of our print and broadcast
newsrooms, and in turn solid news media coverage of my industry. It is truly amazing how little thought is given to content these days, and how our society has begrudgingly accepted this condition.
March 25, 2017
Reliable, accessible and affordable energy to power our homes, businesses and how we get around is the foundation of modern life. Right now, where that energy comes from, how it’s made, moved, and paid for, are all in flux.
March 18, 2017
As a media relations professional in the oil and gas industry, I greatly value a strong, independent media covering the industry. It’s my professional responsibility to act with transparency and honesty in communicating about my company and industry.
Leaders from across the energy spectrum gathered at the Global Energy Forum in Beaver Creek where they called on lawmakers to level the playing field and build stability in the marketplace.
A Colorado manufacturer of wind-power generators was selected to provide up to 1,000 wind turbines for a proposed wind farm in Iowa.
The prolific Mancos Shale formation in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin is now said to hold 66 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, according to a newly released study by the US Geological Survey.
Following in the footsteps of public utilities across the U.S., Xcel Energy is proposing rate changes that the utility says will bring it into lockstep with a changing energy landscape. But the rate changes are drawing the ire of the solar industry in Colorado who say the changes do not encourage homeowners to embrace clean energy technologies.
If you want to get someone’s attention, raise the price. We’re not sure where that came from but it is certainly the case here in Colorado.
Veteran Colorado energy reporter, Mark Jaffe, says despite the work of the governor’s Oil & Gas Task Force, local controversy will likely continue over any company plans for new wells. Such conflicts reflect the “fundamental conundrum,” Jaffe says, of who decides where drilling can take place.
Colorado’s largest utility is proposing significant changes in how customers are billed for electric power. XCEL says rates must change with the times while the state’s solar industry says the plan punishes efficiency and renewables.
Former Denver Post Energy Reporter Mark Jaffe reacts to recent comments by Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump about energy development. Jaffe also reacts to comments by Democratic Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders about their energy policy.
Danielle Leighton joins Empowering Colorado to discuss her team of software developers who won Colorado’s GoCode competion. Her team developed software that provides information about drilling regulations required at potential drilling sites.
Solar power in the US is reported to have breezed past the 1 million solar installations milestone two months ago. Once called “bling for greens,” an array of solar panels visible on the roof of a home is no longer unusual.
Walk before you run. Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Colorado has a rich history of energy development. Over the past 100 years, it has tapped into its abundant natural resources to become a leader in oil, natural gas, coal, wind, solar and energy technology.