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  • The real reason for special session may be blowing in the wind

    The real reason for special session may be blowing in the wind0

    • May 17, 2017
    Rumor has it that the real reason our banjo picking Governor wants a special session has more to do with industrial wind – meaning his favorite monopoly Xcel Energy – and less to do with fixing our damn roads! Governor John Hickenlooper publicly says he may call a special session “to deal with topics thatREAD MORE
  • Xcel paying power producers to take excess electricity?

    Xcel paying power producers to take excess electricity?0

    • May 2, 2017
    I've documented that Xcel Energy has excess electricity generation capacity. I just didn't realize how much. According to a source close to an electricity wholesaler and generator, "Right now they can buy power cheaper than they can make it.  A week or two ago Excel [sic] was paying us $18 a MW to buy power fromREAD MORE
  • Scathing PUC Chair dissent blasted economics of Demand-Side Management

    Scathing PUC Chair dissent blasted economics of Demand-Side Management0

    • April 30, 2017
    Supporters of so-called Demand-Side Management (DSM) say it’s an economic development tool. That’s not true. DSM is a misguided, harmful transfer payment from low income ratepayers with no choice to a preferred group of ratepayers, often commercial and industrial. No one makes this argument better than former Colorado PUC Chairman Ray Gifford, now a partner atREAD MORE