Gov. John Hickenlooper issued his last State of the State speech Thursday, telling Colorado lawmakers one last time to "giddy up!"
Before you go and assume that this proves solar power can't work, though, let's talk about what happened.
Under Xcel's proposal, wind, hydro and solar power would grow to make up 55 percent of its energy production, compared to 29 percent today.
All but Colorado's natural resources and mining industry are predicted to see gains.
Colorado's oil and gas industry is still struggling but not like it was months ago.
Xcel Energy Inc. filed a settlement agreement Monday with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission that represents a compromise with a range of interests.
When Business Insider released their list of 100 visionary entrepreneurs, Colorado made the list. Twice.