Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

Xcel is backing away from coal power in Colorado – but who pays?

Today, rumbling conveyor belts feed a stream of coal to units 1 and 2 at Xcel Energy's Comanche Generating Station, just outside Pueblo. But the endless flow of coal and the roaring boilers could begin to go quiet in the next four years under a plan before Colorado regulators. View full post on Wind Power […]

Colorado is still No. 2 place for wind jobs – and it’s likely to stay that way

Colorado will likely keep its spot as the No. 2 state for wind jobs as analysts predict a 54.7 percent growth in the business sector here during the next four years. View full post on Wind Power News

Colorado students find niche in tech and hands-on school programs

Students work next to a robot designed to allow an absent student to follow the lesson from home on January 21, 2014 in Lyon. The old shop classes in Colorado schools that included drill bits, lumber and T-squares have morphed into a place where robotics, virtual reality and wind power are being taught. View full […]

Colorado one of 11 states that generated at least 10 percent of its electricity from wind in 2015

Colorado is one of 11 states that generated at least 10 percent of its total electricity from wind last year, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration. Wind produced 14 percent of Colorado's electricity in 2015, according to the EIA report released last week, putting it No. View full post on Wind Power […]

Envision Energy expands Boulder operations into Colorado Building

Envision Energy, a China-based maker of wind turbines and energy-management software, has moved its growing workforce in Boulder into the Colorado Building at 1919 14th St. Envision opened its Globe Blade Innovation Center – focusing on research and development of aerodynamic improvements for wind-turbine blades – in Boulder in November 2015. It had been working […]

Guest commentary: In Colorado, more jobs, less carbon

NEXTera Energy wind farm has 250 wind turbines that dot the landscape north of Limon. Earlier this month, a new report titled “Winds of Change” highlighted the major positive impact Colorado’s booming wind energy industry is having on our economy. View full post on Wind Power News

Colorado Sens. Gardner, Bennet split on wind energy credit

Colorado’s U.S. Senate delegation was split on an amendment in the Keystone XL pipeline bill to extend the wind production tax credit five years. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, failed in a 51-47 vote Wednesday, with two members of the Senate not voting on […]

Vestas to hire at least 100 in Colorado wind tower plant

After cutting hundreds of jobs in its Colorado manufacturing plants last fall, the wind energy manufacturing company Vestas announced that it will hire 100 new workers at its tower plant in Pueblo, Colorado according to an article by Cathy Proctor in the “Denver Post.” Vestas has a contract to supply towers to third-party wind farms […]

Vestas Considering Cutting Hours In Pueblo, Not Just Workers In Northern Colorado

The Pueblo Chieftain reports Wednesday that the Danish manufacturer is considering rolling back worker hours in Pueblo from 40 hours to 32 hours a week. View full post on Wind Power News

Colorado Wind Energy Installation Guide available for rural landowners

A new resource created for Colorado agricultural producers and rural dwellers eliminates guess-work for landowners interested in harnessing wind power. View full post on Wind Power News