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Posts Tagged ‘climate action’

Xcel’s Municipalization Offer: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

Xcel’s Municipalization Offer:  Heads They Win, Tails We Lose

Two weeks ago, Xcel made a set of 11th hour electricity provision offers to Boulder, a so-called “partnership,” and a buy-out option. Readers should understand that Xcel’s offers are not what the city asked for; they are only what Xcel is [...]

Going Down With the Xcel Ship

Going Down With the Xcel Ship

As the Boulder City Council considers the merits of municipalization and Boulder’s carbon reduction goals, it is essential to recognize that there are opportunities and risks with EITHER path going forward—establishing a muni or establishing a [...]

You’re Invited to the Community Energy Fair!

You’re Invited to the Community Energy Fair!

Learn how to take climate action in your communities and in your homes on Saturday, June 25 from 8 am to 3 pm at the Second Annual Community Energy Fair in Central Park—right next to the Farmers Market! Join Clean Energy Action and local [...]

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

Let’s Sequester More Carbon in Our Soil

At a PLAN-Boulder forum on Friday, March 18, 2016, Boulder artist, mini-farmer and environmental activist Elizabeth Black informed the audience that agricultural land in the United States has the capacity to sequester 11 percent of American [...]

Commit to Climate Action at the Community Energy Fair

Commit to Climate Action at the Community Energy Fair

It is an exciting—and hopefully pivotal—time for new commitments to climate action: will you make some new commitments this Saturday at the Community Energy Fair at Scott Carpenter Park? Just last week, Hawaii became the first U.S. state to [...]

Switchboard | Five ways to think about greener, healthier cities

Switchboard | Five ways to think about greener, healthier cities

Seattle (photo c2014 FK Benfield) "...we all know city places that inspire romance – places that kindle love, if you will. There are the biggies, such as Paris, Rome, and San Francisco. There are historic districts in many cities with narrow, [...]

Can Boulder Reduce Its GHG Emissions by 80%?

Can Boulder Reduce Its GHG Emissions by 80%?

Front Range fire activity, 2000-2003 (Images courtesy COB) On Friday, October 4, 2013, at a PLAN-Boulder County forum moderated by PBC board member Bruce Goldstein, Brett KenCairn, Boulder’s new senior environmental planner, gave a presentation [...]

Brother, Can You Spare Some (Climate) Change? Carbon Emission Reduction Targets for Boulder

Brother, Can You Spare Some (Climate) Change? Carbon Emission Reduction Targets for Boulder

Lake Mead (by dameetch, flickr commons) 2°C! Two degrees centigrade (3.6°F) is the aspirational limit set in 2009 by the “Group of Eight” (G8) nations for global temperature rise as a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions. What does the G8 [...]

PostCarbon.Org | Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement?

PostCarbon.Org | Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement?

Timing is the key shift the world needs to make in its thinking – this is no longer about the future, it’s about now. We don’t have 20 years to decide to act; we have 20 years to complete the task. If we follow the science, then in 20 [...]

The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

Heather Bailey, Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development (photo from COB website) At a talk on the evening of November 8 sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County, Clean Energy Action, and 350.org, Heather Bailey, Executive [...]

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