A careful read of Xcel's statements reveal they are not promising to do anything.
As with WW2, the Green New Deal will simply consume about half of American GDP.
When a vocal constituency advocates bad policy their political friends are damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Wind and solar aren't an efficient way to power the grid on a nice day. When extreme weather strikes they are outright dangerous.
Now we have Colorado's governor, legislature, public utility commission and power utility Xcel all lined up and ready to roll over the people of Colorado.
The issue is so-called "gaps" in the existing legal system, at least according to the Secretary-General's contentious report. Many delegates, including America's, said they were biased wishes, not gaps. In fact they were seen by many countries as attacks on existing laws and agreements.
Gaslighting those who correct the record on climate.
If the GND sucked up enough workers the economy would collapse.
CFACT's intense coverage of the COP 24 UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland was by far the most extensive of any I have seen and I have seen a lot. (Disclosure: this includes my articles, but there were may others as well.) The sidebar on the French protests against alarmist carbon taxes was especially timely.
Gambling on intermittent power sources for 100% of your juice is hugely risky... and irresponsible.
There were two big ticket action items that, while not officially on the agenda, were still center stage. In fact they were all the green press talked about.
Generating utilities are proposing to go way beyond adding capacity. They also want to shut down perfectly good generators, to make room for a huge buildup of wind and solar (plus battery storage). A recipe for disaster.
Buried in the 133 pages of gobbledygook agreed to at last week's UN climate summit are two very dangerous provisions. These greatly advance the green cause known as "loss and damage."
USAID now says that climate is supposed to be factored into every project they fund, in every country.
Coal energy has new advocates.