by Kelly Sloan | 11:17 pm, June 7, 2012
Evidently, to the environmental movement, transparency does not work both ways. At a “Uranium Confab” held in Moab UT a couple weeks back, speakers from various and sundry environmental groups provided the rustic looking crowd of about 30 with their take on how mining, uranium mining in particular, impacts the environment, communities, etc, as well as calls for various reforms, most centering on aggressive government action and increased public (read environmentlist) involvement in the permiting process. This journalist was excluded from sitting in on certain sessions, and told not to return for the second day, once it was determined that I was not a true-believing member of the green left. What I did get to hear was disturbing enough…
by Joshua Sharf | 9:08 am, May 18, 2012
Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources took up the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012, which would “require covered electricity retailers to supply a specified share of their electricity sales from qualifying clean energy resources.” The target would start at 24% in 2015, climbing to its final, and permanent level of 84% [...]
by Amy Oliver | 12:00 pm, March 14, 2012
Are taxpayers still paying for Abound Solar employees despite the company’s cost saving measure of laying off 70 percent of its work force? Could be and the figure is nearly $2 million.
Late last month Colorado-based Abound Solar announced layoffs of 180 full-time and another 100 part-time employees so the thin-filmed photovoltaic manufacturer could “re-tool” to [...]
by admin | 8:49 am, March 2, 2012
More from Colorado Peak Politics.
Sen. Udall: “Legitimate Argument” to build Keystone Pipeline in “National Interest”; Obama Administration Approved 2009 Pipeline for Economic, Strategic Reasons
by elpresidente | 12:34 pm, February 6, 2012
Colorado’s Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and President Barack Obama don’t appear to be on the same page when it comes to the recently sidelined Keystone XL pipeline that the Democratic administration rejected permitting for in January: “‘I think there is a legitimate argument that it’s in the national interest to build the pipeline,’ said Udall, [...]
by Amy Oliver | 7:55 am, January 26, 2012
President Barack Obama will be in Colorado today at Buckley Air Force Base promoting his new “all-of-the-above” energy policy. He’s delivering his remarks to a “closed audience” that includes “local energy stakeholders” (translation: rent seekers). We acquired a “fact sheet” about the President’s new direction for energy on which his speech will be based. Since [...]
by Amy Oliver | 1:22 pm, January 25, 2012
Conventional wisdom in energy policy circles says that Governor John Hickenlooper will re-appoint current Public Utilities Commissioner Matt Baker to another four-year term on the PUC. His State Senate confirmation will be a mere formality, but it shouldn’t be.
Serious questions linger about his lack of honesty regarding energy costs and his ability to be an [...]
by Amy Oliver | 8:16 am, January 12, 2012
Xcel Energy’s recently denied $142 million interim rate increase request exposes the hypocrisy of tiered rates, which were implemented out of fear that high demand would require the building of additional power plants. Yet, more than 37 percent or $52.6 million of Xcel’s request was to cover the cost of excess capacity. In other words, [...]
by Amy Oliver | 6:33 pm, January 3, 2012
This article originally appeared in the Estes Park Trail-Gazette. Author Jon Nicholas discussed it in more detail on The Amy Oliver Show on News Talk 1310 KFKA.
Vestas, Green Energy Sold Short
By Jon Nicholas
Colorado has become a leader in government subsidizing green jobs. A major beneficiary of those state and local subsidies has been a Danish [...]
by elpresidente | 9:00 am, December 29, 2011
Challenging the myth of former Gov. Bill Ritter’s fabled “New Energy Economy” was no small task, but thankfully this endeavor paid off more than its fair share of earned media dividends, and cemented my collaborative efforts with one of my favorite writers and mentors, Amy Oliver. Way back in February, a hot tip was passed [...]
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UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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