by amy | 6:37 pm, March 31, 2013
Could this happen in Colorado? Maybe…
A Wall Street Journal article reports what some in Colorado’s energy industry know, too much reliance on wind and solar can make an electric grid unstable and lead to power outages.
California regulators and energy companies met last week out of fear that the state’s electric grid is so unstable due [...]
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 amy | 9:03 pm, October 30, 2012
The Independence Institute’s Todd Shepherd, along with this blog, have spent two years covering, and ultimately exposing, what is now the Abound Solar scandal. Understandably, much of the focus is now on Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck’s criminal investigation as well as a Congressional Oversight Committee inquiry into the bankrupt solar panel manufacturer.
Recently released [...]
by Amy Oliver | 8:18 am, February 17, 2012
Colorado energy policy: “You have this cheap, reliable, affordable energy source that the state is mandating be replaced with intermittent, unreliable, expensive energy sources. What does that mean for folks?” For Craig, a beautiful town of 10,000 people in Northwestern Colorado, it means the death of the town. Perhaps the true green believers such as [...]
by Amy Oliver | 7:44 am, February 16, 2012
Just around dinner time last night the House Transportation Committee, chaired by Weld County GOP Rep Glenn Vaad, moved HB 1121 (detailed here) out of committee on a 10-3 vote and to the whole House for a floor debate on Colorado’s renewable energy mandate.
Rep. Ray Scott’s (R-Grand Junction) Ratepayer Bill of Rights, dubbed “RayBOR” by [...]
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 Randall Smith | 7:00 am, January 11, 2012
As expected Mitt Romney cleaned house in New Hampshire. (See the link to CNN’s results page below.) Rick Perry was the bottom dragger. As of this writing, Perry only managed to pull one measly percent. He may not care and will hold out to see what Sout…
by Kelly Maher | 1:32 pm, June 9, 2010
When the Democratic-controlled legislature in Colorado pursued an Internet sales-tax collection plan, Amazon.com cut ties with affiliates in the state.But state Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, has used his Internet investigative skills to claim that “we’re…
by Kelly Maher | 7:32 am, June 9, 2010
When the Democratic-controlled legislature in Colorado pursued an Internet sales-tax collection plan, Amazon.com cut ties with affiliates in the state.
by Kelly Maher | 10:00 am, June 7, 2010
I’ve been listening to the verbal gymnastics of politicians for years, but it always makes me laugh to see how far they’ll go to avoid saying the words “tax increase.” Now I’ve finally figured it out, Colorado state Rep. Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, showed t…keep looking »
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