Colorado

Democrats sweep AEE clean energy scorecards

Trade group Advanced Energy Economy has published a scorecard which ranks candidates in nine gubernatorial races on clean energy issues, and one of the two major parties is largely missing in action.

Fort Collins, Colorado to go 100% renewable by 2030

The city becomes the 9th in Colorado to adopt a 100% renewable energy transition mandate.

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Holy Cross seeking clean energy redemption

The Colorado co-op has adopted a plan to get 70% of its electricity supply from clean sources by 2030, almost doubling its current 39% and far outpacing its required 10%.

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Colorado muni wants to be 1/5th solar powered by 2024

Colorado Springs Utility has approved plans to build 150 MW of solar power, coupled with energy storage. This project, plus prior capacity, will bring the company to 21% solar electricity by 2024.

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Colorado trades away coal and gas for solar+wind+storage

The Colorado PUC has voted to provide initial approval of a plan to retire 660 MW of coal early and not build any new gas, instead constructing over 1 GW of wind, 700 MW of solar and 275 MW / 1.0 GWh of energy storage.

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Tri-State could save $600 million by switching from coal to renewables

A study finds that “just the operating costs of many existing coal assets” now exceed total costs for new solar and wind power in the Mountain West. The Tri-State utility, for example, could save $600 million by 2030 by phasing out five coal units in favor of solar, wind and purchases of wholesale capacity and power.

Big steel goes big solar

A deal between Xcel Energy and steelmaker EVRAZ includes the building of a 240 MW solar project near the company’s Rocky Mountain Steel mill in Pueblo, Colorado. This is by far the largest behind-the-meter solar project pv magazine staff has heard of to date.

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Denver sets a course for 100% renewable electricity by 2030

The city’s bold 80×50 plan also covers the decarbonization of transport and a reduction in building energy use, with municipal buildings, fleets and energy use leading the charge.

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Ska Brewing adds solar to renewable arsenal

Named after everbody’s favorite mashup genre, the company has gone 100% renewable with the addition of their new solar project

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GCL signs a 110 MW solar power contract in Colorado (project layout, hardware included)

GCL’s “Overseas Seeding Initiative” has landed in Brighton, Colorado – dropping in over 330,000 solar panels on single axis trackers.

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