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Posts Tagged ‘energy’

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 [...]

Securing the US Electric Grid with Distributed Energy and Microgrids

Securing the US Electric Grid with Distributed Energy and Microgrids

Author's disclosure: Occasionally HOMER Energy pays me to get the word out about their company and that is the case with this story. The local NREL spinoff develops software that allows rapid design and cost comparisons of hybrid renewable [...]

Reuters | U.S. Utilities Face German-style Solar Burn

Reuters | U.S. Utilities Face German-style Solar Burn

Building with solar panels in Northern Germany (Tvabutzku1234, via Wikimedia Commons) "America’s utilities face a German-style solar burn. So far, solar power accounts for just 1 percent of U.S. electricity demand, against 10 percent in [...]

Sam Weaver, Energy Expert and Pragmatist

Sam Weaver, Energy Expert and Pragmatist

Candidate Sam Weaver (photos from sam4council.org/) This is the fourth in a series of candidate profiles written by students in Instructor Jeff Browne’s CU News Corps course at CU-Boulder. Lars Gesing is a graduate student from Hamburg, [...]

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 [...]

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum: Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

On September 30, 2013, Boulder City Council candidates and citizens gathered for the "Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans."  The forum opened with brief statements from Eco-Cycle, Sierra Club, and [...]

Forum on Ballot Issues Related to Municipalization

Forum on Ballot Issues Related to Municipalization

Ballot Issues 2E and 310 will appear on the City of Boulder Nov. 5, 2013 ballot. The League of Women Voters of Boulder County invites you to attend a discussion on these ballot issues. What: Community Forum on Ballot Issue 2E – Electric Utility [...]

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Lisa Morzel’s Excellent Adventure in France and Spain

Rarely in the past have Boulder City Council members who represented the city on trips outside of the state reported to the public on what they learned. But Deputy Mayor Lisa Morzel broke that sad record of neglect at a PLAN-Boulder County forum on [...]

PBS NewsHour | This Investment Fits Obama’s Energy Plan and Is Even Safer Than I-Bonds

PBS NewsHour | This Investment Fits Obama’s Energy Plan and Is Even Safer Than I-Bonds

"The ... advantage of a personal energy investment is that no matter what happens with the deficit, interest rates, bank malfeasance, stock fraud, or even the collapse of the euro, you own this thing. It is a productive physical asset, built into [...]

Aspen Daily News | City of Aspen’s electric energy usage dropping faster than expected

Aspen Daily News | City of Aspen’s electric energy usage dropping faster than expected

Aspen at night by mobil'homme (flickr commons) "The city of Aspen’s programs to encourage energy efficiency by charging large users higher rates may be working too well, leading to lower-than-projected electricity sales and a revenue [...]

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