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Trying to electrify your home, add solar panels or buy an e-bike? Denver wants to help pay for it.

By Sam Brasch Photo: Kevin J. Beaty , Denverite

On April 22, the city plans to launch a rebate program to help residents purchase all sorts of products — e-bikes, solar panels, cold-climate heat pumps — meant to help them ditch fossil fuels. Johnathan Rogers, a renewable energy specialist with the City and County of Denver, said the incentives will be available to anyone who lives in Denver, but the program will be initially focused on home-energy upgrades.


NCAR Fire forced evacuation of 8,000 homes in Boulder

By Nate Lynn

About 8,000 homes were ordered to evacuate due to a fast-moving wildfire burning in an open space near the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday afternoon.


How Billions in Infrastructure Funding Could Worsen Global Warming

By Brad Plumer Photo: David Zalubowski , Associated Press

The highways in Colorado, one of the nation’s fastest-growing states, are frequently clogged with suburban workers driving into Denver, skiers heading high into the Rocky Mountains and trucks rumbling across the Interstates.


Boulder County Commissioners to the Boulder County Community and President Biden: This is a climate emergency

The following is a statement from the Boulder County Commissioners: Our hearts are with our neighbors, friends, and community members who are dealing with the painful aftermath of the Marshall Fire. We grieve the loss of life, the loss of homes and businesses, and the loss of a sense of security we've all experienced as a result of this catastrophe. This tragedy, however, has brought out the best in our community — an outpouring of support from individuals, non-profits, and businesses to help those who have been directly impacted by this disaster.


In Aftermath of Marshall Fire, Climate Activists Join Forces To Rally for Change

By Amber Carlson

In the wake of the most devastating wildfire in Colorado’s history, a coalition of climate groups is organizing a “State of the Climate” rally Thursday on the West Steps of the Capitol to call for immediate action on climate change from Governor Jared Polis (D-CO).


Marshall firestorm shows Colorado suburbs now vulnerable as climate warms, “hardening” needed, experts say

By Bruce Finley Photo: Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post

The higher temperatures drying the West had created such deadly conditions this winter that Colorado authorities were on alert, seven weeks before the Marshall firestorm, as multiple fast-moving grassfires broke out in Front Range cities.


Xcel’s Power Pathway leaves its mark on rural Colorado

By Rachel Gabel Photo: Jean Meinzer

The point where the corners of Colorado’s Lincoln, El Paso, Crowley and Pueblo counties meet were marked by a small bronze plaque, but the plaque is missing, a trophy of sorts, presumably pocketed by an antelope hunter. The area, which is part of the Meinzer family’s Four Corners Ranch is big country, marked by large pastures, little rainfall, and views of Pikes Peak, Spanish Peaks and the Sangre de Cristo range.


Biden calls Colorado’s most destructive wildfire ‘code red’ climate warning

By Jeff Mason Photo: Reuters/Tom Brenner

U.S. President Joe Biden, visiting the scene of Colorado’s most destructive wildfire on record, said on Friday the rare winter blaze marked the latest “code red” reminder of an ominously changing climate he hopes to confront with his renewable energy agenda.


What we know — and don’t — about the Marshall Fire

By Alayna Alvarez Photo: Marc Piscotty , Getty Images

What we know: Despite early reports that no one was missing in the fire, a man from Marshall and a woman from Superior are now reported as missing and presumed dead, emergency officials said Sunday. A third man who was initially unaccounted for was found “alive and well.”