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Colorado Holds Hearing On Xcel’s Solar Panel Plan

olorado’s Public Utilities Commission is reviewing Xcel Energy’s plans for ensuring solar and other renewable sources remain part of the state’s power mix as regulators debate rules for compliance with a renewable energy law approved by voters.

02/03/2014

Inside a Colorado Marijuana grow facility (credit: CBS)

Marijuana Warehouses Creating Massive Energy Demand, Emissions

Growers in the medical marijuana industry are seeing large energy bills, plus criticism from some who say they need to reduce their carbon footprint.

12/03/2013

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Keystone XL Foes Break Ground On Barn In Pipeline’s Path

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are making good on their promise to build a barn in the project’s path.

08/19/2013

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Ikea Super-Sizes Solar Power System On Centennial Store

Ikea on Tuesday said it will add more solar power panels to the roof of its two-year-old Centennial store, nearly doubling the store’s ability to generate electricity from solar power.

06/18/2013

Jacquelin Millet, P.E., Mayor Pro Tem, City of Lone Tree; Amy Griesheimer, Vice President/Market Manager Entercom Denver; Rick Owens, Chair, Highlands Ranch Board of Directors (credit: Tina Lorraine)

Colorado’s KEZW Now Largest Radio Station Powered By The Sun

Colorado’s KEZW has become the largest radio station in the United States to be powered by the sun.

10/31/2012

Solar panels at Solar TAC (credit: CBS)

Government Pushes Solar Energy In West

The Obama administration has identified 17 areas in six western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands.

10/27/2011

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Report: Colorado Lands GE Solar Plant

Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to announce — possibly as soon as Friday — that Colorado has landed General Electric’s manufacturing plant for thin-film solar panels, sources tell CBS4 partner the Denver Business Journal.

10/13/2011

Solar panels at Solar TAC (credit: CBS)

Solar Project Near Alamosa Will Produce Energy To Power Thousands Of Homes

The largest of its kind solar energy facility is being built in Colorado. The Department of Energy is guaranteeing a $90 million loan for a utility scale solar project in the San Luis Valley.

09/09/2011

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Carport Will Also Generate Power For CU

A new carport at the University of Colorado will generate solar power for the Boulder campus while also shading cars from the sun.

07/10/2011

Rep. Gardner Tours Wind Farm

Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is headed to an eastern Colorado wind farm to promote his efforts to increase domestic energy.

05/07/2011

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