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Looking into the crystal ball for 2014

Some years begin with little fanfare or anticipation, just a fresh outlook and a clean plate. But something about the arrival of 2014 feels different. In part, it’s knowing that the year will be automatically eventful, thanks to the scheduled elections in June (party primaries) and November (general). But it’s also based on Colorado Springs… Continue Reading Looking into the crystal ball for 2014

Udall backs PPCC’s workforce plans

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Sen. Mark Udall examined small bearings, looked into a welding simulator and watched a 3D printer make a small intricate part in the technical classrooms during a visit this week at Pikes Peak Community College. Udall was there to speak to students, instructors and PPCC president Lance Bolton. In his week off from Senate activities… Continue Reading Udall backs PPCC’s workforce plans

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A new report shows that wind energy in Colorado displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 525,000 cars off the road each year. And the state’s current power generation from wind energy saves enough water to meet the needs of 23,300 state residents. The report comes from Environment Colorado and highlights wind energy’s environmental… Continue Reading Wind energy report highlights progress, encourages credit extension

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  Colorado Sen. Mark Udall says President Barack Obama supports extending a tax break for wind energy that supporters say is vital to the state’s wind-turbine industry.   Udall, a Democrat, said Thursday that Obama’s support is welcome.   State officials say about 5,000 people work in the wind energy industry in Colorado, the fifth-highest… Continue Reading Udall: Obama supports wind energy tax break

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Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet have introduced a new bipartisan bill to extend tax credits for the wind energy industry. The American Wind Energy Association supports the bill, and believes it also shares strong bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. “Immediate extension of the PTC (Production Tax Credit) is critical in order… Continue Reading Bennet, Udall sponsor bill to reinstate wind energy credits

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Sports economics

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By Mark Udall The message I hear from Coloradans as I travel the state is that tackling our unacceptably high unemployment rate must be job number one for Congress. I couldn’t agree more. I heard that message again — though with a uniquely Colorado twist — in Colorado Springs earlier this fall. That’s when I… Continue Reading Sports economics

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Colorado Sen. Mark Udall says a bill that would potentially repeal tax breaks for big oil companies is more an issue of deficits than energy. Udall said Tuesday taxpayers can’t afford the breaks with the debt spiraling out of control. He would prefer to see a comprehensive energy plan addresses renewable electricity standards and energy… Continue Reading Udall supports tax break repeal for big oil corps

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Democratic Sen. Mark Udall is in Colorado Springs talking about clean energy. The senator is touring the state on the congressional recess. Udall planned to give remarks today at the Global New Energy Summit, which is wrapping up in Colorado Springs. Udall then planned to head to Pueblo to talk with small business owners and… Continue Reading Udall talking about clean energy at conference

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U.S. Sens. Tom Udall of New Mexico and Mark Udall of Colorado are pushing legislation that would establish a national renewable energy standard for electric utilities. The bill introduced by the first cousins would require utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources by 2025. The standard… Continue Reading Sen. Udall and cousin push for renewable energy standard

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Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) brought a message of innovation and fiscal discipline today to the Colorado Springs business community. Continue Reading Udall: Innovation will lead state out of economic slump

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