An example of a billboard sponsored by the oil and gas industry-backed Protect Colorado.

CO Oil and Gas Industry Raises $6 Million To Fight Ballot Measures

A political organization created to fight anti-oil and gas ballot measures in Colorado has raised more than $6 million dollars in the first quarter of 2016. It shows an industry preparing for a potential battle this fall against a much less well-funded foe. Meanwhile, supporters of four ballot measures seeking to restrict drilling are gathering signatures across the state and have raised just tens of thousands of dollars.

Lea Anne Shellberg in her home in Fort Collins, Colorado. A single mother who is disabled because of a work injury, Shellberg often struggles to pay her utilities on her fixed income.

High Utility Costs Force Hard Decisions For The Poor

The poorest among us pay more than they can afford for their power bills.
Economists call it an “affordability gap” when a household spends more than 6 percent of annual income on utilities. Many low-income households pay a much higher percentage. That means energy bills force hard decisions in other areas.

Martin Keller took over as Director of the National Renewable Energy Lab at the end of last November

Four Insights From The New Director Of NREL

The cost of wind and solar power have fallen dramatically in recent years.
Still, renewables only account for a fraction of the energy produced in the United States. One person confronting this issue sits in an office in Golden, Colorado.
His name is Martin Keller and he is the new boss at the National Renewable Energy Lab.

Former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, Aubrey McClendon was killed in an automobile accident March 2nd, a day after being indicted on corruption charges

Chesapeake Energy’s Downfall Is Another Oil Company’s Gain

The US oil and gas industry was shocked by the sudden death of one of its most influential executives. Aubrey McClendon was killed after driving his SUV into a concrete embankment, a day after being indicted on bid rigging and price fixing charges. We explore whether Chesapeake’s cautionary tale contains glimmers of hope.