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Colorado GOP sets sights on measure repeals

As the Republicans control the Colorado Senate for the first time in a decade, measures approved by Democrats in previous years have become targets for Republican lawmakers. According to a Denver Post article, the Colorado GOP marked its rebound with votes to eliminated programs and regulations they deem unnecessary. Some of the Democrat-backed measures slated for the GOP chopping block ...

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Obama’s budget is fighting to keep solar energy afloat

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama proposed to Congress a $3.99 trillion budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Aside from the increase in oil and natural gas taxes that had industry leaders in an uproar, the bill also included new plans for renewable energy by implementing a permanent extension of tax credit for solar and wind. The administration used this ...

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Colorado GOP advances rollback of renewable energy mandate

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans pushed one of their top priorities through the Senate on Thursday — rolling back renewable energy mandates. But the vote probably doesn’t mean that utilities will need less energy from renewable sources. The Democratic House is unlikely to go along with the repeal. Republicans used their newfound majority in the Senate to repeal one of ...

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Partnership enables community solar power development

The onset of a new partnership between two energy companies has secured 10 megawatts worth of solar energy development in Denver and Colorado Springs, according to a Denver Business Journal report. Denver solar power developer SunShare joined with a NRG Renew, subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. to fund and create community projects capable of powering 1,600 homes for 20 years. ...

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GOP advances reduction for renewable energy

DENVER (AP) — A plan to lower renewable energy mandates for rural Colorado electricity providers has won initial approval in the state Senate. The bill marks another chance for Republicans newly in charge of the chamber to attack a hated law passed when Democrats had full control of the Capitol. The measure would lower the amount of electricity that rural ...

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Earthship village will soon land in Colorado Springs

Earthships aren’t designed to take families out of this world to explore other galaxies. But they are taking off on this planet and will soon land in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Solar Village is seeking the greenest of the green to form a community of some of the most sustainable homes in existence, Earthships included. The goal, according to developer ...

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Things To Know at the Colorado statehouse

DENVER (AP) — After two weeks of formalities, Colorado lawmakers will get down to work this week. Five things to watch for in a week shortened by the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday: GAY MARRIAGE The Senate is headed for a showdown over same-sex unions. A Democratic senator has proposed a bill to smooth Colorado’s transition from civil unions ...

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Program helps Coloradoans become ‘Energy Masters’

As energy specialist for Colorado State University Extension, Cary Weiner is well-versed in the significance of energy in Colorado; the issue of energy is one that permeates through nearly every aspect of American lives. “Energy affects all of us, whether we are aware of it or not,” Weiner said. “Obviously, there are national security implications around energy, environmental implications around ...

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Editorial: Clean energy expanding, even in Kentucky

solar panels in field

Despite declining oil prices, clean-energy investment rose worldwide last year by 16 percent to $310 billion. China led the way, reports Bloomberg Energy Finance, increasing its investment in low-carbon energy to $89.5 billion. Investment in clean energy reached $66 billion in Europe and $51.8 billion in the United States, the most here since 2012. Bloomberg reports that Japan is the ...

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Xcel offers $500 per kilowatt of recycled energy

Recycled energy projects can bring in $500 per kilowatt thanks to a recent ruling by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, according to EnergyEfficiencyMarkets.com. The incentive, offered by Xcel Energy, will pay out over 10 years to companies utilize waste heat to process energy. “The ruling—a first for the state—places recycled energy technologies alongside better-known renewables like wind, solar, biomass, and ...

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