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Posts Tagged ‘xcel’

The Energy Collective | Case Study: Boulder Colorado Takes Action On Climate Change

The Energy Collective | Case Study: Boulder Colorado Takes Action On Climate Change

The Boulder vote should send a message to utilities around the country as well as other communities that are tired of inaction on climate goals. In Colorado, while Xcel is on track to have 25% renewable energy in their portfolio by 2020 (a [...]

Denver Green Streets | Power To The People: Boulder’s Struggle for Local Control

Denver Green Streets | Power To The People: Boulder’s Struggle for Local Control

Distributed power generation at the point of load such as solar panels on roofs minimize the need for transmission lines in contrast with huge centralized power plants. Xcel owns both transmission lines and power plants, so alternatives such as [...]

NYTimes.com | Boulder Seeks to Take Power From the Power Company

NYTimes.com | Boulder Seeks to Take Power From the Power Company

Many Americans these days, from the huddled masses of Occupy Wall Street to the coifed confines of the presidential campaign, are talking about the future of capitalism.  Here, that debate is focused on electricity, specifically whether this city [...]

Xcel Pumps Another $250,000 Into Anti-2B/2C Campaign

Xcel Pumps Another $250,000 Into Anti-2B/2C Campaign

With just a few days left before ballots are due, there is no sign of Xcel letting up in its campaign to defeat Boulder's municipalization efforts. According to campaign finance reports filed today, Xcel Energy contributed an additional $250,000 to [...]

An Open Response to David L. Eves of Xcel Energy

An Open Response to David L. Eves of Xcel Energy

Mr. David L. Eves President & CEO – Public Service Company of Colorado 1800 Larimer Street, Suite 1100 Denver, CO 80202 October 24, 2011 Dear Mr. Eves – Thank you for taking the time to send Boulder voters a letter detailing Xcel [...]

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 [...]

Xcel Continues to Outspend Pro-2B & 2C Groups

Xcel Continues to Outspend Pro-2B & 2C Groups

Xcel Energy and the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition (BSEC) spent almost exactly 10 times the amount that pro-2B & 2C groups spent since campaign finance reporting began in August.  The reports, which were due today, show election contributions [...]

Staying with Xcel Is Too Risky

Staying with Xcel Is Too Risky

I support Ballot Issues 2B and 2C because staying with Xcel is too risky.  Whoa, you say, that's not what I've heard.  That's because what you've heard is what Xcel has spent half a million dollars, so far, to tell you.   The next time you get a [...]

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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