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  • Are Industrial Wind Farms Harmful?

    Are Industrial Wind Farms Harmful?0

    • April 19, 2017

    Two issues surround whether industrial wind is the healthy alternative energy source some claim it to be. Both issues involve noise created from the constant turning of industrial blades: there is an obvious audible sound and a more subtle infrasound. These sound issues, audible sound and infrasound, are known to cause sleep disturbances and other

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  • Legislative Update: hearing highlights, testimony, rent seeking, and reconsideration

    Legislative Update: hearing highlights, testimony, rent seeking, and reconsideration0

    • April 2, 2017

    SB17-188: “Repeal Income Tax Credit on Innovative Motor Vehicles,” or, as we like to call it the “repeal and repair” bill because money that would go to wealthy electric vehicle owners and corporations will instead be directed to roads and bridges. The bill passed out of Senate Finance on February 28 on a party line

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  • PUC 2-1 vote forces utility to model costly social cost of carbon

    PUC 2-1 vote forces utility to model costly social cost of carbon0

    • March 29, 2017

    Colorado Public Utilities Commissioner Frances Koncilja’s concern for ratepayers is limited to the Pueblo area. She is more than willing to load up other low-income Coloradans with additional costs.  In a 2-1 vote last Thursday, Koncilja and PUC Chairman Jeff Ackermann ordered the state’s largest monopoly utility to model a $40 per ton social cost

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  • Three bad House bills gives Senate GOP opportunity to stand up for ratepayers

    Three bad House bills gives Senate GOP opportunity to stand up for ratepayers0

    • March 29, 2017

    For the better part of a decade, Colorado energy policy has been a textbook case of state government selected winners and losers. Ratepayers and working families, at the mercy of Democrat controlled legislature and executive branch, have held the losing hand. While special interest environmental left groups such as Conservation Colorado, the Sierra Club, WildEarth

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  • Storing freedom

    Storing freedom0

    • February 4, 2017

    For as much as Colorado might fancy itself the next Silicon Valley, the state is stuck in a time warp when it comes to electricity service providers. Could a modest bill regarding residential battery storage spark change for 1.4 million Xcel Energy and 93,000 Black Hills Energy ratepayers? Colorado’s investor owned utility (IOU) monopoly model

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  • Time for Colorado Energy Office to receive more than an audit

    Time for Colorado Energy Office to receive more than an audit1

    • January 31, 2017

    The Colorado Energy Office continues to show some irregularities in its spending and handling of tens of millions of dollars, according to a newly released performance audit. A 2011 Independence Institute investigation of the CEO, formerly the Governor’s Energy Office, sparked the call for a 2012 audit by the Office of the State Auditor that

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