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Posts Tagged ‘renewables’

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor Debate Municipalization

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor Debate Municipalization

Editor's note: This debate between the Mayor and Deputy Mayor first appeared in a series of emails among University Hill neighbors, of which both are members, on their list serve. Emails, authored separately by the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, have been [...]

WATCH: Van Jones Gives Boulder a Pep Talk (5 m)

WATCH: Van Jones Gives Boulder a Pep Talk (5 m)

On March 2, 2011, former Obama administration official and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, Van Jones, spoke to attendees at the PLAN-Boulder County annual dinner.  His full address was recorded and produced by Pam Hoge of Studio [...]

Boulder Chamber to Endorse for the First Time

Boulder Chamber to Endorse for the First Time

For the first time in its 106-year history, the Boulder Chamber of Commerce will endorse candidates for the Boulder City Council.  The Chamber advocates for over 1,600 businesses employing 80,000 employees.  Members include the Boulder Valley [...]

Clear Winners in the Municipalization Debate

Clear Winners in the Municipalization Debate

PLAN-Boulder County put on a well structured and well attended debate of the utility municipalization question Monday night (August 22,2011) at the West Boulder Senior Center.  The forum pitted Ken Regelson and Sam Weaver from Renewables YES [...]

GOOD | Across the Globe, Solar Power Just Keeps Getting Cheaper

GOOD | Across the Globe, Solar Power Just Keeps Getting Cheaper

Solar power is getting cheaper. It’s something of a parlor game among energy companies and analysts to predict when, exactly, solar will achieve “grid parity” with coal and other cheap sources of electricity—in other words, when it will be [...]

Burn to Earn: A Cautionary Tale about a City Owning Its Utility Company

Burn to Earn:  A Cautionary Tale about a City Owning Its Utility Company

In March of 1986, having just obtained a Master’s Degree in town planning at Florida State University, I was happy to accept a job offer as the environmental planner for the relatively progressive college town of Gainesville FL — a town that is [...]

New Era News | Municipalization is on the Horizon

New Era News | Municipalization is on the Horizon

If Boulder’s effort to municipalize is successful, they will set the standard for commitment to fighting climate change. It would be the first city to form a municipal utility in the name of reducing carbon emissions. Read the entire article at [...]

Renewable Energy News | 50 MW of Solar? Make that 400 MW

Renewable Energy News | 50 MW of Solar? Make that 400 MW

Nothing sparks investment like a good bargain. So when officials for San Antonio, Texas, municipal utility CPS Energy started receiving bids for a 50-megawatt project, they saw a good deal and an even bigger opportunity.“We were noticing that the [...]

Put a Clean Energy Future on the Ballot

Put a Clean Energy Future on the Ballot

The Boulder City Council meeting this Tuesday, 7/19,  5 PM - ? will be about Boulder's Energy Future - including a public hearing on municipalization. It will be in the council chambers in the municipal building at the SW corner Broadway & [...]

Amateur Earthling | Boulder’s Energy Future Is Bright

Amateur Earthling | Boulder’s Energy Future Is Bright

We’re going to be exposed to future fuel price volatility one way or another. If we stick with Xcel, it’ll be coal prices which seem low today, but are difficult to hedge against. If we strike out on our own, it’ll be gas prices, which are [...]

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