1. Colorado Could Save $2.5B Through 2040 by Replacing Coal with Clean Energy: Report

    Colorado Could Save $2.5B Through 2040 by Replacing Coal with Clean Energy: Report

    A new model of Colorado's energy mix shows consumers could save $250 million annually over a 10-year span if the state were to replace its coal plants with a mix of wind and solar, backed up by energy storage and natural gas. The report, commissioned by clean energy developer Community Energy and completed by Vibrant Clean Energy, also estimates the new resources would cut Colorado's state-wide annual carbon emissions from power generation by almost two-thirds. The analysis concludes its proposed mix of cleaner resources would save Colorado electric customers roughly $2.5 billion in net present value through 2040.

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    1. The key to unlocking these benefits is to create a legal framework that enables utilities to voluntarily retire the coal plants.
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