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Posts Tagged ‘decarbonization’

Partnering with Xcel

Partnering with Xcel

As Boulder considers the Xcel franchise agreement it is important to look at their past record and attitude. Consider Boulder’s Carbon Action Program. While Xcel offers a range of energy efficiency programs they are primarily concerned with 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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