By Monterey Buchanan
Whether you are a longtime climate activist, or just getting started, you may have heard the term just transition. But what does this term mean, and how does it connect to the climate movement in Colorado? Read on to find out more about just transition, what it looks like in Colorado, and what you can do to help.
At the end of April 2022, Xcel Energy filed a new proposal for its electric resource plan that will have the 750 megawatt, coal-fired Pueblo 3 plant in Pueblo, Colorado close no later than January 1, 2031. While this is a step forward from the initial plan to burn coal through 2034, there is work yet to be done to ensure an even more rapid transition away from fossil fuels in our state that is also just for workers and protective of communities and ratepayers.
Denver, CO (April 8, 2022) – In response to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) forthcoming decision to approve or reject Xcel Energy’s latest proposal to burn coal at Colorado’s biggest coal plant for 12 more years, a coalition of environmental and community groups rallied outside of Xcel Energy’s Colorado Headquarters calling for a coal-free Colorado on Friday, April 8th.