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Posts Tagged ‘xcel’

The First PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum of 2013

The First PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum of 2013

PLAN-Boulder County forum audience (photos by Zane Selvans) Friday, September 6th saw the first of PLAN-Boulder County's City Council Candidate Fora for 2013. The moderator was PBC board member Jeff McWhirter. The candidates on hand were [...]

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 [...]

Boulder as a Global Capital of Innovation

Boulder as a Global Capital of Innovation

At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on August 9, John Tayer, the disarming new president and CEO of the Boulder Chamber, called for Boulder to become “a global capital of innovation,” while outlining the Chamber’s new “Innovation Blueprint [...]

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 [...]

The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

Heather Bailey, Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development (photo from COB website) At a talk on the evening of November 8 sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County, Clean Energy Action, and 350.org, Heather Bailey, Executive [...]

Boulder Weekly | Valmont cemetery families say city in danger of digging up human remains

Boulder Weekly | Valmont cemetery families say city in danger of digging up human remains

"One of the key elements that will ultimately determine how many millions of dollars will be spent cleaning up contamination that originated from milling operations once located on the City of Boulder’s 103-acre Valmont Butte property is whether [...]

Intelligent Utility | SmartGridCity: Did Xcel get results?

Intelligent Utility | SmartGridCity: Did Xcel get results?

On Wednesday, Xcel Energy filed documents on outcomes at SmartGridCity in Boulder, Colo., that the utility argues justify additional cost recovery to the tune of at least $16.6 million. Read the entire article at Intelligent Utility: [...]

Boulder’s Municipalization Prospects: An Outside Perspective

Boulder’s Municipalization Prospects: An Outside Perspective

I was invited by the editors of the Blue Line to write this piece after they saw some of the comments I had written for a utility industry newsletter that’s been following Boulder’s initiative to form its own utility.   I must admit that I’m [...]

Perspectives on the 2011 Boulder Election

Perspectives on the 2011 Boulder Election

Election night 2011 was full of surprises.  The fact that some of the outcomes were surprising suggests many factors influenced voter behavior, and without detailed post-election polling, explanations have been at best speculative and at worst [...]

Is An Energy Transformation Afoot?

Is An Energy Transformation Afoot?

Almost immediately after we empowered Boulder to form a utility, a spate of articles appeared in the national press talking about the relative costs of coal and renewables, and the trends in those costs. There was Krugman's Here Comes Solar Energy [...]

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