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Posts Tagged ‘climate action’

Are Fossil Fuels in Your Future?

Are Fossil Fuels in Your Future?

As you may already be aware, the 20-year franchise agreement, a contract with Xcel Energy to provide electricity to the City of Boulder, expires on August 3rd.  With the planet warming up and the economy cooling down, this contract window gives [...]

Mobilize for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future

Mobilize for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future

Boulder's energy future is being decided right now - and community involvement in the decision-making process is crucial.  Xcel's 20-year franchise agreement with the City of Boulder is set to expire on August 3rd, 2010.  With negotiations [...]

Leslie Glustrom is Trying to Save the World—and She May Just Succeed

Leslie Glustrom is Trying to Save the World—and She May Just Succeed

Leslie Glustrom was trained as a biochemist. But in 2004 she quit her job running a research lab in the CU biochemistry department and decided to devote herself to fighting climate change. “What would I do and how quickly would I act if my house [...]

Xcel Energy Rejects Extension of the Franchise Agreement

Xcel Energy Rejects Extension of the Franchise Agreement

On April 20, 2010 the City of Boulder sent a draft proposal to Xcel Energy entitled "Partnering for Rapid Decarbonization."  This proposal seeks a partnership with Xcel Energy to define a clear path to a clean energy future.  Specifically the City [...]

Council Takes Bold Step towards Decarbonization–UPDATED

Council Takes Bold Step towards Decarbonization–UPDATED

With the City’s Xcel franchise agreement expiring in August 2010, City Council unanimously agreed at their April 13 Study Session to hold off on renewing a long-term agreement with Xcel and to instead extend the franchise agreement for a year or [...]

New Resolutions

New Resolutions

By now, most of us have forgotten our New Year’s Resolutions and are consumed by the ongoing fray of our daily lives.  I write today to urge people to take on a NEW RESOLUTION that will actually make a difference- take action now to significantly [...]

Lovins: The business case for climate solutions

Lovins:  The business case for climate solutions

As a local Colorado business, Natural Capitalism Inc. urges Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall to protect the EPA's authority to enforce the Clean Air Act by regulating CO2 emissions as harmful to human health. Not only are climate solutions [...]

Climate Action: By the Numbers

Climate Action: By the Numbers

This is the first in a series of articles that will explore the status of Boulder’s Climate Action Plan and our performance in trying to meet the Kyoto Protocol.  Over the coming weeks, we will attempt to understand the major contributors to our [...]

Lombardi: Boulder needs to get serious

Lombardi:  Boulder needs to get serious

The “Blue Line” website is an inspired idea, and I am honored to be asked to write a piece for it.  Standing in my backyard in North Boulder seeking my own inspiration at sunset, a movement through the tree branches caught my attention.  I’d [...]

City Council Priorities: Taking the Long View

City Council Priorities: Taking the Long View

In early January, the Daily Camera interviewed City Council members regarding their goals (see here) for the coming year,  in preparation for the goal setting retreat that occurred later in the month.  As I read through the goals – everything [...]

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