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Posts Tagged ‘renewables’

Grist | When is it time to break up with your utility?

Grist | When is it time to break up with your utility?

City officials aren’t just interested in clean, reliable electricity. They also want to learn more about the potential for generating electricity locally. While any new energy generator can add jobs and grow the economy, locally owned renewable [...]

A Mighty Wind?

A Mighty Wind?

At a public meeting on the night of June 28, 2011 at the East Boulder Community Center, Xcel Energy presented a bold proposal to provide customers in the City of Boulder with approximately 73 percent of their projected electricity demand from [...]

You Have the Power to Decide

You Have the Power to Decide

A Public Forum When: Tuesday, June 28 Time: 6:00-9:30 p.m. Where: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive Boulder's 20-year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy expired last year, giving our community the chance to determine the best [...]

The Colorado Independent | Boulder in midst of fight to determine who supplies the light

The Colorado Independent | Boulder in midst of fight to determine who supplies the light

The hope is that a municipalized Boulder, if advertised as a dynamic and independent player in the emerging renewable sector, could become a hotbed of solar, geothermal and wind entrepreneurship and research. Read the entire article at the [...]

Fasten Your Seatbelts — the Campaign Has Begun!

Fasten Your Seatbelts — the Campaign Has Begun!

It looks like things are heating up on the local energy front.  While the Boulder City Council ponders whether to put an Xcel franchise on the ballot or instead ask voters for the authority to create a local utility ("municipalization"), interested [...]

The Colorado Independent | Community owned solar array goes live in Rifle

The Colorado Independent | Community owned solar array goes live in Rifle

Tuesday, the nation’s largest community owned solar energy facility opened in Rifle. The Glenwood Post Independent reports that the array’s 3,575 solar energy panels are expected to produce more than 1,500 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable [...]

CommonDreams.Org | How to Wreck a Planet 101: Three Energy Developments That Are Changing Your Life

CommonDreams.Org | How to Wreck a Planet 101: Three Energy Developments That Are Changing Your Life

Here’s one simple fact without which our deepening energy crisis makes no sense: the world economy is structured in such a way that standing still in energy production is not an option.  In order to satisfy the staggering needs of older [...]

The Power to Shape the Future

The Power to Shape the Future

At a city sponsored forum on June 2 entitled “Boulder’s Energy Future: Know Your Power” David Driskell, the city’s Director of Planning and Sustainability, declared, “The energy industry is changing. We can either be in the forefront of it [...]

Can Boulder Keep the Lights On?

Can Boulder Keep the Lights On?

Dennis Eastman, chief executive officer of ENCO Utility Services, declared at a forum sponsored by Clean Energy Action on the evening of June 1 that a municipally-owned electrical utility in the City of Boulder “would be fundamentally better [...]

Smart Grid’s Credibility Gap

Smart Grid’s Credibility Gap

On the morning of May 27 a team of six IBM employees with expertise in Smart Grid technology presented to a crowd of City of Boulder officials, including seven City Council members, business representatives, and clean energy activists the results of [...]

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