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Posts Tagged ‘xcel’

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 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 [...]

High Country News | Bring the electrons home

High Country News | Bring the electrons home

Boulder now stands at an energy crossroads, one that other Western communities are facing as they demand affordable, locally controlled clean energy from profit-driven, coal hungry utilities. Read the entire article at High Country News: Bring [...]

Colorado Independent | Heated coal vs. gas battle comes to a head with key PUC decision

Colorado Independent | Heated coal vs. gas battle comes to a head with key PUC decision

Both Xcel Energy and environmental groups cautiously praised Thursday’s unanimous decision by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to convert the Cherokee 4 coal-fired power plant unit to natural gas. But both sides are clearly still [...]

2B Continued

2B Continued

Energy and excitement were generated at the “Boulder’s Energy Future” public education and strategy session co-hosted by the 2B ballot measure volunteer campaign group, Citizens for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future (CBCEF), and non-profit Clean [...]

Vote for 2B to Keep City Services Strong

Vote for 2B to Keep City Services Strong

Voting Yes on Boulder City Ballot Issue 2B will maintain the revenue for public safety, library, parks, human services and other important city services. Issue 2B would approve a Utility Occupation Tax to replace the franchise fee --$4.1 million in [...]

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