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Energy

As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable

Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.

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The Spot newsletter: Who’s on the 2018 ballot anyway?, regulating the sale of body parts in Colorado, Denver mayor remains in hot water and more

Welcome back to The Spot, where The Denver Post’s politics team captures what’s happening this week — from the Colorado legislature to Denver city hall, with a stop through the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Marijuana grows — legal or not — are far from business as usual for Colorado electric companies

A gathering of Colorado utilities officials centered around the massive power draw of indoor marijuana cultivation and issues with illegal grows.

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Buzzkill for utilities’ high hopes of legal-weed power surge

Legalization of the $3.5 billion U.S. cannabis market, where thousands of growers use energy 24 hours a day, was supposed to spark more consumption of electricity, even as it threatened to strain the nation’s aging transmission grid. But it’s not shaping up that way.

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