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1 year 4 months ago

Farmers urge veto on renewable hike

CALHAN - Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are pressuring Governor John Hickenlooper to veto a renewable energy bill that doubles portfolio standards for rural electric co-operatives. Senate Bill 13-252 would mandate the co-ops get at least 20 percent of the electricity from solar, wind and other renewable power sources...

2 years 4 months ago

Local start up aims to harness wave energy

A local start-up company is on the cutting edge of renewable energy development by designing and building machines that make electricity by harnessing the power of ocean waves. Atargis Energy Corporation was founded in 2010 by Air Force Academy aeronautics professor Dr. Stefan Siegel, Ph.D. The company is currently...

3 years 5 months ago

Suit filed over Colorado clean energy standard

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Vestas marks official opening of Pueblo factory

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...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado lawmakers race to finish work

Colorado lawmakers are in the home stretch as they head toward the end of this year's session on Wednesday. The Legislature still has major issues left on the calendar, including teacher tenure, college finance and senior tax breaks. Republicans and Democrats say this session was about "jobs, jobs, jobs,"...

4 years 4 months ago

Nonprofits find ways to pay for renewable energy

Schools and other nonprofits who want to start using renewable energy don't always have the money to buy solar panels or build wind turbines. That's where companies like Boulder, Colo.-based NexGen Energy Partners come in. The companies build and maintain onsite wind and solar systems for customers, sparing them construction...

4 years 6 months ago

Study says renewable energy creating jobs in Colorado

The Senate Local Government and Energy Committee has approved a bill that would require large utility companies to generate nearly one-third of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. An environmental group says Colorado has already created thousands of jobs with legislation requiring renewable energy, and the legislation approved...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado lawmakers approve energy bill

A bill that will increase Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard has passed its first test. The measure approved Friday by the House Transportation & Energy Committee would require large utility companies to generate nearly one-third of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. The bill is one of the top...

4 years 8 months ago

Democrats want to raise renewable energy standard

Democratic state lawmakers want to increase the amount of electricity coming from renewable sources. Under current law, investor-owned utilities must get 20 percent of their power from renewable sources like wind and solar energy by 2020. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Tuesday that he is backing planned legislation requiring them to...

4 years 9 months ago

$600 million to go to energy plants

The U.S. Energy Department says it will spend close to $600 million to help build renewable energy plants, including here in Colorado, that will turn wood chips, cornstalks and algae into fuel. The government will team up with private companies to create 19 biorefinery projects in 15 states. Federal officials...

4 years 10 months ago

Ritter, Hickenlooper to announce new Colorado jobs

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will announce today that a renewable energy company has selected Colorado for a North American manufacturing site. Ritter says the company will be adding 300 jobs initially. The announcement is scheduled this morning at the Capitol. Ritter says Colorado's efforts to...

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