NRG with MG

Randy Udall On Clean Electricity Generation

September 4, 2012
On this episode of NRG with MG, we dig into the archives with Carbondale energy expert Randy Udall. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason asked Randy Udall to explore some unconventional ideas for greening energy, and to reflect on how, for once, competing interests found common ground.
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As part of a grand compromise reached in the Colo legislature in 2010, Xcel Energy is retiring dirty coal-burning plants and scaling up electricity generated from natural gas. Many of the decommissioned power plants are on the front range, but two western slope plants were included in the plan. 

The Cameo power plant near Grand Junction closed for good at the end of 2010, and the plant near Hayden will see new emissions controls added. The closures, switching from coal to natural gas, and adding scrubbers at plants were expected to reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide and mercury by more than 80 percent, according to Xcel.

On this episode of NRG with MG, we dig into the archives with Carbondale energy expert Randy Udall. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason asked Randy Udall to explore some unconventional ideas for greening energy, and to reflect on how, for once, competing interests found common ground.