by Kelly Sloan | 10:04 am, April 20, 2012
When your senior advisor bemoans the current path of the economy on national television, all is not perfectly well in your campaign for a second crack at the Presidency. Nevertheless, David Axlerod’s comments on Fox News Sunday may have been more of an unintentional adumbration than a mere rhetorical faux pas. When Axlerod said that [...]
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.
by Randall Smith | 7:00 am, February 21, 2012
So says Rep. Maxine Waters. That’s par for Democrats so I doubt you’ll see much about it. The other story making waves around the country is the rise of sex changes for kids because it’s no longer enough that kids be secure and confident with who they …
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 Brian T. Schwartz | 9:48 pm, January 15, 2012
This was printed in the Boulder Daily Camera on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The Boulder City Council’s website touts a “Climate Action Plan” as one of its primary goals. “The current goal is equivalent to the Kyoto Protocol target – … Continue reading →
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 [...]
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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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