A utilities rate increase in Colorado Springs is a no-go for now. City council put the brakes on that plan late Tuesday night.
The increase -- set to start May 1st -- would have paid for a solar garden expansion project now in limbo. The city auditor estimated the... more »
Last night in his State of the Union speech, President Obama called for an end to oil subsidies, urging lawmakers to instead pass tax credits to benefit the renewable energy industry. He said that green energy is clean, reduces dependence on foreign oil, and stimulates jobs and manufacturing at home.... more »
DENVER (AP) - Two groups and a Morrison businessman are challenging Colorado's renewable energy standard. They said Monday that they've filed a lawsuit in federal court asking a judge to declare the law unconstitutional.
They argue the Colorado law mandating that larger utilities get 30 percent of their energy... more »
The Global New Energy Summit is scheduled in Colorado Springs from April 17 to 19.
More than 100 leaders in the global energy industry will meet at the Broadmoor to focus on global energy strategies and manufacturing.
Speakers will include Senator Mark Udall, Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter,and... more »
Vestas Wind Systems is officially celebrating the opening of its new Colorado factory with a visit from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Salazar's visit Tuesday at the wind tower factory in Pueblo is the first stop on his national renewable energy tour. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer's factory in Pueblo... more »
Governor Bill Ritter will travel to Denmark and Finland this week to promote renewable energy companies and to visit the Vestas Wind Systems world headquarters.
Vestas is the world's largest manufacturer of wind turbines and has made Colorado its North American manufacturing hub with a plant in northern Colorado... more »
An alternative energy bill was signed into law Tuesday with an aim of producing enough electricity at Colorado state parks to power them.
Governor Bill Ritter signed the legislation at Lake Pueblo State Park. House Bill 1349 creates a new program designed to offset the amount of electricity used... more »
The nation's first and only college, specifically dedicated to green careers, is opening in Aurora. The new Ecotech Institute will offer degrees in fields focusing on renewable energy and sustainable design.
School leaders say they've already received phone calls from companies looking to hire graduates, and they haven't even... more »
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be in Colorado Friday for an summit on ways Colorado can create jobs in emerging clean energy.
Chu, Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, Gov. Bill Ritter, entrepreneurs, energy and environment experts, will discuss successes and look for ways to grow the industry. more »
A food distribution warehouse in Pueblo West is investing in a renewable energy that should reduce their electric bill by 23%. Andrews Foodservice Systems is installing 500 solar panels on the roof of their building. The cost of the project was about $650,000. George Andrews III, the company's president says... more »