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Demand For Coal Fired Electricity Hits 32 Year Low

New data from The Energy Information Administration shows that coal fired electricity consumption reached a 32 year low in 2016. The administration found the electricity sector used 35% less coal last year than it did when coal Continue reading

Demand For Coal Projected to Increase

Coal production in the USA hit a nearly 40 year low last year.  However, according to the Energy Information Administration, demand and production are expected to increase in 2017. They predict production should Continue reading

Study Shows EPA Regs Will be Costly

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase the cost of electricity and natural gas by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared with 2012, according to a study released last week by Energy Ventures Analysis, Continue reading

Power Restored to Craig

power-outage-300Power has been restored to all areas of Craig. A power outage this morning knocked out electricity to a large portion of town, mostly on the south side of Victory Way. The outage started a little after 8 this morning, due to an underground fault in the Pine Ridge Subdivision. Crews were able to get the power back on to most Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading

Colorado Lawmakers React to New EPA Rule

EPA-300Colorado lawmakers are split, mostly along party lines, when it comes to reactions to the EPA’s rollout of new carbon emission control measures yesterday.  Both Senators, Michael Bennet and Mark Udall praised the new rules as a victory in the fight against climate change.  The rules are expected to cost Americans Continue reading

McCarthy Rolls Out New Carbon Emission Rules

mccarthyPresident Obama decided to let EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy roll out new EPA rules on carbon emissions today, instead of announcing them himself.  The rules are expected to cost the U.S. economy over Continue reading

Deadline Looming For Comments on Transmission Lines

TRANSMISSION LINESThe comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 400-mile Energy Gateway South Transmission Project is set to close next week. The Bureau of Land Management Continue reading