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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: Colorado legislative session ends with fireworks, a look at the state’s most competitive congressional race and a sad update on Aurora’s mayor

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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Five things Colorado should know about Congress’ $1.3 trillion spending package

Congress this week passed a massive $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through Sept. 30 and tucked into that 2,232-page measure — which President Donald Trump must sign to avoid a shutdown– are several provisions that will have an impact on Colorado.

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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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