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A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A Food Fight at Sherpa’s Restaurant

A PLAN-Boulder County forum at Sherpa’s Adventurers Restaurant and Bar on the evening of Monday, November 14, about the wisdom of banning genetically engineered crops from Boulder County Open Space may have generated more heat than light, with the [...]

Boulder Public Library Does More with Less

Boulder Public Library Does More with Less

The Boulder Public Library has suffered from “benign neglect,” the three panelists at a PLAN-Boulder forum on July 15, entitled “Has the Boulder Public Library Been Neglected?” agreed. Although they carefully disclaimed any insinuation that [...]

A Mighty Wind?

A Mighty Wind?

At a public meeting on the night of June 28, 2011 at the East Boulder Community Center, Xcel Energy presented a bold proposal to provide customers in the City of Boulder with approximately 73 percent of their projected electricity demand from [...]

Can Boulder Do More for the Homeless?

Can Boulder Do More for the Homeless?

Allowing camping on public property would not solve the problem of homelessness, Tom Carr, Boulder City Attorney, declared at a PLAN-Boulder forum on June 10 entitled “Should Something Different Be Done for the Homeless in Boulder?” But Carr and [...]

The Power to Shape the Future

The Power to Shape the Future

At a city sponsored forum on June 2 entitled “Boulder’s Energy Future: Know Your Power” David Driskell, the city’s Director of Planning and Sustainability, declared, “The energy industry is changing. We can either be in the forefront of it [...]

Can Boulder Keep the Lights On?

Can Boulder Keep the Lights On?

Dennis Eastman, chief executive officer of ENCO Utility Services, declared at a forum sponsored by Clean Energy Action on the evening of June 1 that a municipally-owned electrical utility in the City of Boulder “would be fundamentally better [...]

Smart Grid’s Credibility Gap

Smart Grid’s Credibility Gap

On the morning of May 27 a team of six IBM employees with expertise in Smart Grid technology presented to a crowd of City of Boulder officials, including seven City Council members, business representatives, and clean energy activists the results of [...]

What Can Boulder Learn from Green Energy Pioneers?

What Can Boulder Learn from Green Energy Pioneers?

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on the evening of May 16 two members of Professor Bruce Goldstein’s graduate planning studio class at the University of Colorado-Denver summarized case studies it conducted of three energy localization programs in various [...]

CU’s Facilities Master Plan Explained

CU’s Facilities Master Plan Explained

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, May 13, about the new 10-year revision to the CU-Boulder Capital Facilities Master Plan, Frank Bruno, vice chancellor for administration, disclosed that he expected to meet the following week with the chief [...]

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

As part of an ambitious, ten-year master plan, Chautauqua is proposing a new, 7,400 square foot building in back of the auditorium and an effort to promote more September-May and mid-week conferences and retreats. But critics question whether this [...]

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