by amy | 9:47 pm, March 14, 2013
By Peter Blake
This column appeared originally on Complete Colorado Page 2.
When the runners are closing in on the finish line, move the tape farther back.
That’s the usual strategy employed by greens when it comes to establishing renewable energy standards for electricity production. It’s a marathon that never ends, and the added cost to consumers is [...]
by amy | 1:27 pm, March 14, 2013
By William Yeatman
In mid-February, EPA Region 8 Administrator James Martin—who previously had served in the Ritter administration as the key facilitator of the Clean Air Clean Jobs Act—announced his resignation. The announcement came as a surprise, as Martin’s tenure at EPA was unusually brief. In fact, only one other (of 9) EPA Regional Administrators served [...]
by amy | 7:21 pm, March 4, 2013
By William Yeatman and Amy Oliver Cooke
As Coloradans we thought we might have to apologize to the rest of the country if President Barack Obama nominated former one-term Colorado Governor Bill Ritter to head the Energy Department. If the President wanted to make electricity costs skyrocket and the eco-left community happy, Ritter was his guy, [...]
by amy | 2:15 pm, January 29, 2013
A 2011 Independence Institute paper was the first to suggest that the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) needed a serious dose of transparency due to its inability to clarify how it spent millions of dollars of taxpayer money. Colorado’s State Auditor validated our findings in a recently released audit.
Colorado’s Office of the State Auditor blasted the [...]
by amy | 1:45 am, January 21, 2013
The numbers are in, and they aren’t pretty. Four of the largest cost driving pieces of legislation enabling Colorado’s New Energy Economy cost Xcel Energy ratepayers nearly half a billion dollars in 2012 alone. Adding insult to injury, some of the electricity produced wasn’t needed in the first place according to a just released report [...]
by Energy Policy Center | 4:36 pm, July 3, 2012
GIGAOM reports that, as of last week, General Electric is putting on hold its plan to be a major solar panel manufacturer in Colorado. According to the self-described emerging technology blog GIGAOM:
General Electric was set to become a major solar manufacturer when it announced a 400 MW factory in Colorado last year. Over a year [...]
by Amy Oliver | 1:51 pm, November 1, 2011
Did you get a thank note from the Denver Zoo for your donation? You should have because Colorado taxpayers, and likely taxpayers from across the country,”donated” above and beyond the amount that the seven county, Denver Metro area taxpayers approved with their yes vote to fund the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
In 2008, the Governor’s [...]
by Michael | 8:15 am, January 10, 2011
A $318,000 lavish junket to Pebble Beach involving Pinnacol Assurance executives and board members in May 2010 inspired a lawsuit forcing the release of travel receipts, investigations by two local TV stations seeking to expose the profligate spending habits of the quasi-governmental agency, and now calls by Gov. Bill Ritter and other Democrats for the [...]
by Amy Oliver | 10:46 am, September 12, 2010
During the last two plus years as transparency in government has made headlines, the Denver Post consistently has been on the front lines fighting for access to public records and criticizing those who deny the public’s right to know.
The Post continues the battle on Sunday’s editorial page with two columns encouraging citizens to demand transparency. The first [...]
by Amy Oliver | 3:14 pm, June 21, 2010
Can a governor get a do-over for a veto?
In light of recent news reports about the state’s “revenue” shortfall, COST wonders if Governor Bill Ritter is wishing he could take a mulligan for his veto of HB 1287, a bipartisan bill that would have limited the use of state vehicles for personal commuting. According to the [...]
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