Tag: martin drake

Colorado Springs Moving Beyond Coal

The City of Colorado Springs intends to shut down the Martin Drake coal-fired power plant before 2025, according to recent reports. This is great news for Colorado Springs and the American West. Colorado Springs Utilities so far has been reluctant to budge from a planned 2035 retirement date, […]

Coal-Opted: Western Muni, Co-op Utilities Face Reality of New Renewables Being Cheaper Than Existing Coal

UPDATE: Moody’s just released a companion report highlighting not only the increasing economic risks associated with coal-fired power plants operated by western rural electric cooperatives, like Tri-State Generation, but also the incredible opportunities to transition to renewables in the wind and solar-rich American West. Read more at Clean […]