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BLM To Offer Oil and Gas Leases Near Dinosaur

As part of the Trump Administration’s goal to strengthen America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management will offer 75 parcels, totaling approximately 94,000 acres in Duchesne, Uintah and Emery counties at its December oil and gas lease sale. Four of the Continue reading

Xcel Energy Plans To Shift From Coal

Xcel Energy plans to get more than half of its power from renewable sources by 2026. The company announced their Colorado Energy Plan on Tuesday. Xcel plans to retire two coal-fired power plants Continue reading

BLM Modifies Wyoming Coal Lease

The BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office approved a coal lease modification last week for Black Butte Coal Company. The modification will allow the company to mine approximately 9.2 million tons of additional coal. The lease modification Continue reading

Tipton: US Needs All-Of-The-Above Energy Policy

In an effort to create an all-of-the-above energy plan in the United States, Congressman Scott Tipton re-introduced the Planning for American Energy Act last week in the House of Representatives.  The bill calls for the Energy Information Administration to protect U.S. energy needs over the next 30 years and for the Departments of Interior and Agriculture to Continue reading

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

Construction Workshop In Routt County

Construction companies in Routt County that would like to learn more about the 2015 energy code are invited to attend a workshop next week in Steamboat. A professional trainer from Colorado Codes Consulting will be at the meeting to give attendees specific details on regulations contained within the Continue reading

CO Officials Respond To Trump’s Paris Decision

Colorado elected officials offered mixed reactions yesterday following President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international agreement concerning climate change and carbon emissions. Rep. Ken Buck praised the President, calling the pull-out “a win for Colorado”, while Senator Michael Bennet and Governor John Hickenlooper said they believe the Continue reading

Club 20 Visits D.C. To Talk NW Colorado Issues

Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck and 33 other members of the group Club 20, are traveling to Washington DC this week to meet with members of the Trump administration. CLUB 20 is an organization of counties, communities, businesses, individuals and Continue reading

Empire Mine Being Deconstructed

If you have driven between Craig and Hamilton this week you may have noticed the Empire Mine coal tube, which crossed Highway 13, has been removed. According to a representative from Peabody Energy, the tube was removed as part of the decommissioning of the mine. Peabody is Continue reading

CO Representatives React To Trump’s Energy Plans

Not surprisingly, elected officials in Colorado had mixed reactions to  President Trump’s executive order, which targeted regulations contained within President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  Congressman Scott Tipton applauded Continue reading

Power Outage Affects Over 17,000

A power outage that occurred in Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas last night was the result of equipment failure at Xcel Energy’s Steamboat substation. The outage occurred a little after 11. While most areas saw  power Continue reading

New Transmission Lines To Run Through NW Colorado

The Department of interior has approved two energy transmission lines that will run through south central Wyoming and Northwest Colorado. The two lines will transport electricity from the rural west, to demand centers in more urban parts of the United States. The 416 mile Energy Gateway South Continue reading