Empowering Colorado is a nonprofit news organization created to develop quality, unbiased news and information about all facets of Colorado's energy industry and its local impact.
We are experienced journalists who realized, in the wake of the emotional debate over hydraulic fracturing, Coloradans were not receiving quality information about energy development. As advertising revenues declined, traditional media could not devote adequate resources to covering energy development. At the same time, an influx of advocacy information, often funded by corporate and special interests, did not give Coloradans balanced information necessary to make informed decisions about energy and its impact on their lives.
Energy can be hard to cover. It requires an understanding of science, business, technology,politics and global affairs. When skilled, experienced journalists get to work deciphering these complex topics, Coloradans have access to easy-to-understand information about how Colorado's natural resources power our communities.