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Posts Tagged ‘climate action’

Policy Innovations | The paradox of efficiency

Policy Innovations | The paradox of efficiency

Several thousand officials from 194 countries just gathered in Cancún, Mexico, for yet another global climate summit. Dissatisfied with the pace of climate diplomacy, many individuals are now wondering what they can do about climate change on [...]

Aristotle on Wealth and Carsharing

Aristotle on Wealth and Carsharing

On the whole, you find wealth much more in use than in ownership. - Aristotle What Aristotle aimed at cannot be certain. When applied to owning a car, though, we can certainly interpret it in the following manner: “The true cost of car [...]

What Lies Behind the Door That 2B Opens?

What Lies Behind the Door That 2B Opens?

Boulder city ballot issue 2B is a key that opens the door for Boulder citizens to take control of our energy future. Simply put, 2B replaces the franchise fee we all pay on our Xcel bills with a Utility Occupation Tax--- same amount, different [...]

Colorado Independent | Still Unchecked, Boulder Fire Sparks Climate Change, Beetle Kill Debate

Colorado Independent | Still Unchecked, Boulder Fire Sparks Climate Change, Beetle Kill Debate

As strong winds whipped up again overnight in the Boulder area, where a Colorado record 169 homes have already been destroyed in the ongoing Fourmile Canyon Fire, there’s also a growing firestorm of debate over how climate change contributes to [...]

Council Passes SmartRegs

Council Passes SmartRegs

On Tuesday night, September 7, 2010, the City became the first in the nation to pass a mandatory residential energy conservation ordinance (RECO) targeted at rental housing.  The regulation, called SmartRegs, received strong support from [...]

NPR | Calif. Leads In Clean Energy, But Challenges Loom

NPR | Calif. Leads In Clean Energy, But Challenges Loom

California has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable power, and the state's clean energy business is flourishing. One of the first large-scale wind farms in the country was built just outside the Bay Area at the Altamont Pass, [...]

New Era News | Xcel Energy: City Council Rejects Franchise

New Era News | Xcel Energy: City Council Rejects Franchise

On Tuesday, after much deliberation, City Council voted not to place the Xcel Energy franchise on November's ballot. The council met to discuss both the franchise itself and the city's options to put one of three types of utility taxes on the [...]

Council Poised to Take a Big Leap for the Climate

Council Poised to Take a Big Leap for the Climate

The Boulder City Council will decide the fate of Boulder's relationship with energy provider Xcel Energy on Tuesday, August 3.  That's when the City Council will choose whether to a) put the Xcel franchise on the November ballot, possibly ensuring [...]

A Rally for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future

A Rally for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future

Who: Coalition of concerned Boulder Citizens: Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice, Vox Feminista, Clean Energy Action, Greenpeace, Earth Guardians, among others What: A Rally for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future When: Tuesday, August 3 at 5:00 [...]

A Recipe for Cutting Colorado’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation

A Recipe for Cutting Colorado’s Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Transportation

Colorado could feasibly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from cars and light trucks 20 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, if local, state, and federal governments implement the right policies, Bob Yuhnke, Transportation Program Director for the [...]

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