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Posts Tagged ‘renewables’

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 [...]

Pacific Standard | How California Could Power Itself Using Renewables

Pacific Standard | How California Could Power Itself Using Renewables

"California could capitalize on its abundant sunshine, on- and off-shore winds, tides, waves, and geothermal heat to abolish fossil fuels. Electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles would be recharged using the renewable electricity supplies. [...]

PostCarbon.Org | Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement?

PostCarbon.Org | Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement?

Timing is the key shift the world needs to make in its thinking – this is no longer about the future, it’s about now. We don’t have 20 years to decide to act; we have 20 years to complete the task. If we follow the science, then in 20 [...]

TPM Idea Lab | EPA And Army Join Forces For ‘Net Zero’ Sustainability Program

TPM Idea Lab | EPA And Army Join Forces For ‘Net Zero’ Sustainability Program

"The Army in particular has adopted an overarching cultural shift that is clearly at odds with the Republican focus on promoting fossil fuels regardless of the cost to public health and national security. That shift is neatly summed up by the [...]

The Denver Post | Paint the town green, Boulder

The Denver Post | Paint the town green, Boulder

"Colorado may have one of the nation's most ambitious renewable energy standards for investor utilities, but green energy enthusiasts in Boulder think the city could do better if it operated its own municipal utility. We say, go for it. If there is [...]

Grist | Utility fights dirty in city’s battle for clean local energy

Grist | Utility fights dirty in city’s battle for clean local energy

The battle for local control isn't just in Boulder. Recently a number of Massachusetts towns have pursued municipal electric plants when the private electric company took too long to restore power after Hurricane Irene. And in nearby Longmont, [...]

WATCH: LWV 2B&2C Debate (1h 56m)

WATCH: LWV 2B&2C Debate (1h 56m)

The League of Women Voters of Boulder County sponsored a debate on Ballot Issues 2b & 2C on September 21, 2011.  You can watch it here on the Blue Line, at the LWV website, or go directly to the video on Vimeo.

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