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Coal production increased 10.4 percent in 2011

After seven years of decline, coal production in Colorado increased 10.4 percent in 2011 to nearly 28 million tons as companies tapped into new markets abroad. The state Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety says employment at Colorado’s 10 mines also rose 12 percent to 2,363 in the first nine months of 2011. And, there… Continue Reading Coal production increased 10.4 percent in 2011

Colo regulators to examine Xcel coal plan

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Colorado state regulators this week will consider approving Xcel Energy’s $1.3 billion plan to stop burning coal at its electric power plants in Denver and Boulder. Xcel Energy plans to shut down a coal fired generator at Boulder’s Valmont power plant by 2017 and replace four coal-fired generators with natural gas at Denver’s Cherokee power… Continue Reading Colo regulators to examine Xcel coal plan

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Ritter to sign power plant bill

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Colorado is about to require its largest utility to cut emissions at some of its coal-fired power plants to help head off new federal emissions rules. Gov. Bill Ritter plans to sign a bill Monday targeted at Xcel Energy’s power plants along the northern Front Range. Xcel would have to come up with a plan… Continue Reading Ritter to sign power plant bill

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Legislation passed this week requiring investor-owned electric utilities to switch from coal to natural gas had the support of environmentalists, gas producers and the company most affected by its mandates, Xcel Energy. But not Colorado Springs Utilities. Backers of HB 1365 said that aging coal-fired plants, such as those operated by CSU, are inefficient, dangerous… Continue Reading CSU takes contrarian view on gas

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Republican Sen. Shawn Mitchell requested the delay Monday, saying lawmakers need more time to review the bill and suggest changes. Continue Reading Debate on power plant bill delayed in Senate

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A bipartisan group of lawmakers wants Xcel Energy to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants and give priority to replacing them with cleaner gas-powered plants. The bill is set to get its first hearing Tuesday. It’s aimed at preventing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from cracking down on emissions on the Front Range. By August,… Continue Reading Power plant bill gets first hearing at Capitol

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