Xcel Energy

5:00am

Wed August 27, 2014
Energy

Utilities Balk As Customers Embrace Rooftop Solar

Employees with Namaste Solar install mounting brackets for a new rooftop system in Boulder, Colo.
Dan Boyce Inside Energy

The cost of solar is falling rapidly – down 60 percent since 2011. These days, solar is not only good for the environment; it's becoming more of a smart financial move for households and communities.

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1:50pm

Tue June 3, 2014
Energy

Consumer Effect Of New EPA Rules Best Summed Up As Complicated

Valmont Power Station near Boulder, Colo., pictured in May 2010. The power plant can use both coal and natural gas in power generation.
Anders B Knudsen Flickr - Creative Commons

The Obama administration said Monday that it intends to aggressively reduce carbon-dioxide emissions, or greenhouse gas pollution, produced by power plants in the United States. To boost these ambitions, the White House will partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to enforce varying rules state-by-state to be carried out by power plants that produce the gases.

If successfully implemented, the regulations will deliver a 30 percent decrease in carbon emissions by 2030.

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12:48pm

Tue January 7, 2014
Energy

Boulder Requests Utility Grid Costs From Xcel

Ashleigh290 Creative Commons

Boulder officials have taken a significant step toward bringing the electric grid under city management. City officials sent a notice of intent to current operator Xcel Energy announcing plans to acquire parts of the electric infrastructure. The letter kicks off discussions on cost for the city — but there are limits.

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8:36am

Thu December 12, 2013
Solar Energy

Xcel, Rooftop Solar Advocates Continue To Spar Over 'Net Metering'

Rooftop solar panels on homes in Boulder, Colo.
MJMontey Flickr - Creative Commons

A dispute between rooftop solar advocacy groups and Xcel energy over net metering continues to heat up. Nearly 30,000 signatures were delivered to Xcel ’s downtown Denver headquarters  Wednesday asking the utility to withdraw a proposal seeking to change the net metering process. 

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5:12pm

Tue October 29, 2013
Environment

Dueling Boulder Ballot Measures Attract Dollars, and Questions

Vince Darcangelo

Forget fracking. When it comes to a high-stakes and costly battle about energy on the Boulder ballot, it’s dueling questions 310 and 2E that will chart the most significant course for the city.

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