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Posts Tagged ‘municipalization’

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 [...]

Don Cote, east Boulder needs representation on council

Don Cote, east Boulder needs representation on council

Candidate Don Cote is pictured here with his grandson, Nick, and his wife Sara, after a spaghetti dinner at his grandson's school. Cote has four grandchildren, with whom he enjoys spending time. (Photo courtesy Don Cote) Shortly after retiring [...]

Lisa Morzel, City Council member and volcanologist says she ‘can take the heat’

Lisa Morzel, City Council member and volcanologist says she ‘can take the heat’

Council candidate Lisa Morzel examines grizzly bear claw marks while doing field work in Yellowstone National Park earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Lisa Morzel) Beginning at age 5, Lisa Morzel and her family traveled to Colorado for summer [...]

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 [...]

2B or Not 2B—That Is the Question (Along With 1A, 1B, and 2A)

2B or Not 2B—That Is the Question (Along With 1A, 1B, and 2A)

At a PLAN-Boulder County ballot issues forum on Friday, October 10, 2014, the only debate that occurred concerned the wisdom of Ballot Issue 2B, which would allow the Boulder City Council to hold executive sessions to obtain legal advice related to [...]

Boulder’s New Utility Expected to Electrify the Town in 2015

Boulder’s New Utility Expected to Electrify the Town in 2015

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, June 13, about the status of Boulder’s municipalization efforts, City Attorney Tom Carr estimated that the city will probably be able to start operating an electric utility by October or November of [...]

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 [...]

Vote No on 310

Vote No on 310

Rail cars loaded with coal Why is Xcel fighting so hard to stop Boulder's effort to start a municipal utility?  Make no mistake, Xcel is behind the wording of Question 310, and is behind the many mailings and full-page ads in support of the [...]

All the Easy Things Have Been Done—a Response to Ken Wilson

All the Easy Things Have Been Done—a Response to Ken Wilson

Second Flat Iron, Boulder, CO by Chad Podoski (flickr creative commons) Good grief, Ken Wilson is such a raging pessimist. We get it, Ken, this is going to be hard. But evidently you did not get the memo: All the easy things have been done. Yes, [...]

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