Western Resource Advocates (WRA), the multi-state renewable energy advocacy group, also seems to be an advocacy group for electricity corporate oligarchies. Two weeks ago, in what looks to be Xcel Energy’s bidding, the group filed a motion to strike a huge portion of our expert witness Charles Griffey’s testimony that completely disproves WRA and Xcel’s claim […]
New Polling Suggests Xcel Ratepayers Are Unwilling to Foot the Bill for Executives and Shareholders 85% of Xcel Customers Think the Company Should Pay for the Costs Incurred from Colorado Energy Plan’s Details DENVER, July 30, 2018 – Eighty-five percent of Colorado’s Xcel Energy customers do not want to pay the $2.5 billion cost for […]
The state’s largest electric cooperative Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) issued a strongly worded repudiation of Xcel Energy’s proposed “Colorado Energy Plan Portfolio” (CEPP) in comments published last week on the Colorado Public Utilities Commissions Web site. In their 14-page comments on Xcel’s required 120 day report, the non-profit electric provider cites the Coalition of Ratepayers […]
MEDIA RELEASE DENVER, July 25, 2018 – Earlier today, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission rejected a motion filed by allies of Xcel Energy, Western Resource Advocates,to suppress critical testimony from Charles Griffey, a thirty-year veteran of the energy and utilities industry and adjunct professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas, in an ongoing proceeding regarding Xcel’s […]
“Three things that cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Budda Western Resource Advocates (WRA), a multi-state renewable energy advocacy group and intervenor supporting Xcel Energy’s Colorado Energy Plan (CEP), filed a motion on July 16 requesting that the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) disallow huge portions of the Coalition of […]
Originally published on thehill.com Just because President Obama’s controversial and costly Clean Power Plan is dead at the federal level doesn’t mean Colorado ratepayers are out of financial danger. Nearly 1.4 million state electricity customers await a Colorado Public Utilities Commission (COPUC) decision on Xcel Energy’s legally tenuous Colorado Energy Plan (CEP). With COPUC approval, Xcel, the state’s largest […]
The CEO of San Francisco based Energy Innovation Hal Harvey absurdly compared Xcel Energy’s massive fuel switching scheme called the Colorado Energy Plan (CEP) to a cheap first class airline seat to New York City. Many of us in Colorado know that’s not true; the experience has been more like flying on an abusive airline – you know the one where […]
Xcel Energy is promoting its Colorado Energy Plan (CEP) like a snake oil salesman selling his magical elixir. As advertised, it’s supposed to solve Colorado’s environmental problems while saving ratepayers money. But don’t think for a second the CEP won’t procure the regulated monopoly a hefty profit, so if the benefits it’s touting sound too good to be true, they probably are.