Vote Solar has intervened in a regulatory proceeding in Colorado to make sure that owners of solar systems get fair credit for their generation. We were concerned that the utility, Public Service Company of Colorado, and Xcel company, would use the proceeding to try to (more…)
Earlier this week, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) invited the public to comment on Xcel’s proposal to rollback net metering. And boy did the public respond! Almost 100 solar supporters showed up, filling both PUC hearing rooms and over-flowing into the halls. The crowd was a diverse mix – ranchers, teachers, moms – but the (more…)
Today we released new analysis indicating that customer investment in solar energy systems currently in the Xcel service area deliver as much as $11 million in annual benefits to Colorado ratepayers. Those findings are in stark contrast to the utility’s own cost-benefit analysis that was submitted to regulators at the PUC earlier this (more…)
Rooftop solar is helping Colorado families, schools and businesses take charge of their power supply and their electricity bills like never before. This private investment in rooftop solar is helping build a cleaner, safer and more resilient energy supply for all Coloradoans. And the state’s largest power provider, Xcel Energy, is apparently not too happy about it. (more…)
Colorado, known as the Centennial State, is also known for its many clean technology and sustainability highlights. The state is always looking for new projects to employ that will aid the state in reaching its renewable energy goals and decreasing carbon dioxide emissions by employing renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, including schools, (more…)
The Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA) was established in 2008 and is a statewide organization devoted to the promotion of the cleantech industry within the state of Colorado. Currently, the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association is the only industry led and industry focused cleantech group in the entire state. Their (more…)
In Colorado, hedge fund billionaire Louis Moore Bacon is fighting a new transmission line proposed by two utilities: shareholder-owned Xcel Energy, and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a wholesale electricity supplier.
Xcel Energy, the largest electric utility in Colorado, Friday filed a plan with the Public Utility Commission that would bring it into compliance with Colorado’s new Clean Air Clean Jobs Act signed into law by Governor Ritter in April. The new law is designed to target encourage steep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants — and to effectively block (more…)
A growing number of U.S. colleges and universities supported green initiatives during the last year despite declining endowments, according to a report released by the Sustainable Endowments Institute.
Twenty-six of 332 schools evaluated in the College Sustainability Report Card received the highest-possible grade of A-minus through sustainable management of campus operations and endowment practices.
Now in its fourth year, the College Sustainability Report Card evaluates schools in nine categories, including climate change and energy, food and recycling, and green building.