Category: Colorado

Colorado Approves $110 Million Transportation Electrification Plan

Xcel Energy will deploy approximately 20,000 electric vehicle charging stations at residential, commercial, and public sites across Colorado, under a $110 million plan formally approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission this week. Designed to help Colorado unlock these benefits and meet its goal of 940,000 charging stations by 2030, Xcel’s plan aims to address barriers to EV adoption by providing expanded access to charging infrastructure across residential, multi-family housing, commercial, and public locations. Read More:

‘Please, lay some track, Colorado!’

OFFICIALS PREDICT FRONT RANGE PASSENGER RAIL IN COLORADO WOULD HAVE 3 MILLION RIDERS ANNUALLY: A passenger rail line in Colorado would accommodate 9,200 people every weekday and nearly 3 million per year, according to new modeling by state officials. State lawmakers have shown mixed support for the idea and Colorado voters have been loathe to sign off on tax increases. Read More:

‘A great idea to get out, do something different and enjoy some good art’

THE NATIONAL ARTS DRIVE: Showcase Map.A showcase map marker is dropped on The National Arts Drive map designating the location of each participating artist. Support Local Art.As Drivers approach showcase map markers, they will have the opportunity to support local artists directly by donation or social media interaction from a safe, and healthy distance. Read More:

New study by University of Colorado says state has underestimated oil, gas emissions

A new study that says the state has likely underestimated the emissions generated by the oil and gas industry along Colorado’s Front Range, perhaps by a factor as high as two, has prompted legislation that would beef up efforts to protect the state’s air quality. A peer-reviewed study by University of Colorado-Boulder researcher Detlev Helmig raises questions about the way the state estimates the levels of oil and gas emissions contributing to the area’s high ozone pollution. Read More: