Colorado Springs Utilities’ purchase of six natural gas-powered turbines signal the beginning of the end for the Martin Drake Power Plant.
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With so many people making use of city parkland over the past year to escape the doldrums of the pandemic, it comes as no surprise that some m…
The Drake task force is about one-third of the way through its process of studying the future of the city-owned, coal-fired power plant, and it is conducting a public hearing tonight to keep people informed of what’s at stake. “We’ve met twice, and we’ve hired a consultant to examine the scenarios about the plant,” said […]
The Sierra Club fired another volley at Colorado Springs Utilities this week, releasing an independent study modeling sulfur dioxide pollution from the downtown, coal-fired Martin Drake Power Plant. The study, performed by Wingra Engineering of Madison, Wis., purportedly shows that the Drake plant “will likely trigger violations of federal air rules even after current and […]
Two giants seem poised to battle it out over the Martin Drake Power Plant. On one side is the Sierra Club, with 1.4 million members, thousands of volunteers and an aggressive, well-funded legal arm. On the other, Colorado Springs Utilities, a multi-billion-dollar, city-owned enterprise with deep pockets and legal resources of its own. In the […]
The Martin Drake power plant in downtown Colorado Springs was listed among 353 coal-fired plants in the country that are “ripe for retirement” in a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists released today. The Union of Concerned Scientists is a science-based nonprofit that started as a collaboration between students and faculty at the Massachusetts […]
Pikes Peak Highway could be completely paved by the end of the year, if Mother Nature cooperates. If she doesn’t, then the city plans to complete it early in 2012. That would complete the project a year earlier than planned, and in enough time for next year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Mayor Steve Bach […]