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Xcel Energy pitches costly new clean energy plan for Colorado

Xcel Energy has a vision for Colorado’s clean energy future — one independent power producers, consumer advocates and regulators didn’t see coming — a vision that is both expensive, with a $15 billion price tag, and unparalleled in its sweep.

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Minnesota adjusts solar incentives to prioritize low-income households

A new law requires Xcel Energy to dedicate half of its Solar Rewards program budget to income-qualified customers, a category that includes schools and nonprofits.
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Xcel eyes CO2-free transportation in 8 states

The first major utility to establish a goal to eliminate carbon pollution from power plants is now seeking to help do the same with cars and trucks across its service areas in eight states.

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Will coal’s survival kill efforts to combat climate change?

More coal use could kill the global effort to curb climate change. And that is what is happening now, at least in energy-starved China and India.

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Can California resurrect its lone nuclear power plant because of climate change?

Some Californians and powerful scholars are trying to resurrect nuclear energy in the state from the dead. The reason: California cannot meet its climate change obligations without it.

Democrats want to accelerate the governor's Colorado’s Greenhouse Pollution Reduction Roadmap

Democrats want to accelerate the governor's Colorado’s Greenhouse Pollution Reduction Roadmap

In a move to bolster Colorado's push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Democratic legislators are seeking to put pollution reductions outlined by the Polis administration into law, set deadlines and provide more money for the effort.

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Oil and gas companies must monitor fracking emissions as Colorado adopts first-in-the-nation rules to reduce air pollution

Oil and gas companies will have to control and monitor emissions from fracking and meet tighter emission-performance standards on the electric motors used at drill sites, under some first-in-the-nation rules passed Wednesday night by Colorado air quality regulators.