It's shaping up to be the hottest week of the year and utility managers say we are are also using the most energy that we have in 2011. With temperatures in the high 90's and 100's a spokesman for Colorado Springs Utilities says their customers will use over 800 megawatts... more »
FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) - The operator of Japan's crippled,leaking nuclear plant says two of the six reactor units are now safely under control after their fuel storage pools cooled down.
Tokyo Electric Power Company declared Units 5 and 6 safe Sunday night after days of pumping water into the... more »
Xcel Energy is studying whether it can speed up its timetable for retiring some coal-fired power plants to help Colorado meet federal clean air standards.
A new state law required the utility to file a plan to reduce emissions by the end of 2017.
Xcel's preference is to... more »
The Governor's Energy Office prefers speeding up Xcel Energy's plan to shutter, retrofit or replace some coal-fired power-generating units to help Colorado meet forseeable federal air pollution limits.
A new state law required Xcel to submit a plan to significantly cut nitrogen oxide levels by 2017, but the plan... more »
State regulators are gathering comment on Xcel Energy's plan to use less coal to produce electricity.
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing on the plan Monday in Grand Junction starting at 6 p.m.
Xcel has proposed spending $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to... more »
The Senate has given initial approval to a bill aimed at using natural gas to reduce Front Range emissions from coal-fired power plants.
The Senate voted 20-13 to back the measure on Tuesday, clearing the way for a final vote Wednesday.
The measure is intended to prevent the... more »
More than half of the operators of power plants and other "critical infrastructure" say in a new study that their computer networks have been infiltrated by sophisticated adversaries. In many cases, foreign governments are suspected.
The alarming findings come in a survey being released Thursday that offers a rare... more »
State lawmakers from around the West are gathering in the northern Wyoming resort town of Jackson over the next few days to figure out how to get better coordinated on energy issues. The Senate this week is set to debate a bill intended to cut greenhouse gases by about 80... more »
In a move praised by activists as a way to save lives but criticized by industry as potentially driving up electricity costs, the Obama administration has agreed to adopt rules reducing toxic emissions of mercury, soot and other chemicals from all coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
Activists on... more »