Last year, utility experts were stunned when Xcel Energy’s request for renewable proposals brought record-low bids for wind and solar in Colorado – the lowest ever received by a utility, nationally. Extraordinarily, these low bids meant that wind sources with storage were now cheaper than coal! This week, in […]
Another report was released today underscoring how Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s reliance on coal is imposing enormous costs on its members and undermining climate and clean air in the American West. The report, released by the Rocky Mountain Institute, highlighted how Tri-State’s existing coal-fired power plants not […]
Guardians pushes back against Trump’s scheme to expand the Alton Coal Mine, ruining the air quality and driving away tourism at Utah’s National Parks.
The Trump Administration’s refusal to acknowledge the reality of climate change is reaching bizarre lows (or is it heights?) in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, where the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is again pressing ahead to rubberstamp 2 billion tons of new coal mining and still […]
WildEarth Guardians pushes back against a proposal to expand two federal coal leases in a national forest in Utah.
Last week, the U.S. Office of Surface Mining held a series of public meetings feigning efforts to give the public an opportunity to voice their concerns over a plan to keep the San Juan Mine open until 2033, even though it’s only customer, the San Juan Generating Station […]
While Xcel Energy is moving to shutter some of its coal-fired power plants in Colorado, a new report by the company begs the question, why not shutter all of its coal plants and save ratepayers even more money? Without a doubt, Xcel’s latest plan, dubbed the Colorado Energy […]