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Posts Tagged ‘xcel’

2B: What’s It All About?

2B: What’s It All About?

The City of Boulder decided earlier this year to not to sign a new 20-year franchise agreement with Xcel Energy. After more than a year of negotiations, Xcel would not agree to move quickly to replace coal burning with renewable energy. While Xcel [...]

New Era News | Xcel Energy: City Council Rejects Franchise

New Era News | Xcel Energy: City Council Rejects Franchise

On Tuesday, after much deliberation, City Council voted not to place the Xcel Energy franchise on November's ballot. The council met to discuss both the franchise itself and the city's options to put one of three types of utility taxes on the [...]

Partnering with Xcel

Partnering with Xcel

As Boulder considers the Xcel franchise agreement it is important to look at their past record and attitude. Consider Boulder’s Carbon Action Program. While Xcel offers a range of energy efficiency programs they are primarily concerned with the [...]

Council Poised to Take a Big Leap for the Climate

Council Poised to Take a Big Leap for the Climate

The Boulder City Council will decide the fate of Boulder's relationship with energy provider Xcel Energy on Tuesday, August 3.  That's when the City Council will choose whether to a) put the Xcel franchise on the November ballot, possibly ensuring [...]

Are Fossil Fuels in Your Future?

Are Fossil Fuels in Your Future?

As you may already be aware, the 20-year franchise agreement, a contract with Xcel Energy to provide electricity to the City of Boulder, expires on August 3rd.  With the planet warming up and the economy cooling down, this contract window gives [...]

Mobilize for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future

Mobilize for Boulder’s Clean Energy Future

Boulder's energy future is being decided right now - and community involvement in the decision-making process is crucial.  Xcel's 20-year franchise agreement with the City of Boulder is set to expire on August 3rd, 2010.  With negotiations [...]

City Council Gives Xcel Another Chance – Updated

City Council Gives Xcel Another Chance – Updated

The bold attitude City Council brandished toward Xcel Energy at its April 13, 2010 study session fizzled somewhat during Tuesday night's City Council meeting.  Following Council member Ken Wilson's lead, the City Council moved the 20-year [...]

Leslie Glustrom is Trying to Save the World—and She May Just Succeed

Leslie Glustrom is Trying to Save the World—and She May Just Succeed

Leslie Glustrom was trained as a biochemist. But in 2004 she quit her job running a research lab in the CU biochemistry department and decided to devote herself to fighting climate change. “What would I do and how quickly would I act if my house [...]

Xcel Energy Rejects Extension of the Franchise Agreement

Xcel Energy Rejects Extension of the Franchise Agreement

On April 20, 2010 the City of Boulder sent a draft proposal to Xcel Energy entitled "Partnering for Rapid Decarbonization."  This proposal seeks a partnership with Xcel Energy to define a clear path to a clean energy future.  Specifically the City [...]

Colorado Independent | Lawmakers seek to stall Xcel plan to shutter inefficient Cameo Station plant

Colorado Independent | Lawmakers seek to stall Xcel plan to shutter inefficient Cameo Station plant

Lawmakers have introduced legislation to try to stop Xcel Energy from closing its outdated Cameo Station power plant, a coal-solar plant that Xcel says is too costly and impractical to maintain. Debate over the law sees politicians flipping [...]

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