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Boulder County Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner Election Forum

Boulder County Commissioner candidates Garry Sanfaçon and Elise Jones listen to Lynn Segal (photos by Zane Selvans) Two of the three Boulder County Commissioner's seats are up for grab this year, and it's all but given that whoever secures the [...]

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

There's still political wrangling to be done and funding to be found, but with a little luck we'll see something resembling Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) coming to the US 36 corridor Real Soon Now. I think this is great, and will make very efficient use [...]

Colorado to Preempt Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Industries

Colorado to Preempt Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Industries

With the introduction of the Halliburton Loophole in 2005, the federal government largely abdicated its role in regulating the water quality impacts of oil and gas extraction.  Local governments have been forced to step up, and communities in [...]

Help put Boulder’s Climate Smart Loan Program back on track

Help put Boulder’s Climate Smart Loan Program back on track

In the summer of 2010, Boulder's innovative Climate Smart Loan Program screeched to a halt, because the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) decided that the property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing mechanism amounted to a lien on any [...]

The High Cost of Free Parking in Boulder

The High Cost of Free Parking in Boulder

Over the last year or so, I’ve been involved with the planning and design of the public space that will accompany some of the first re-developments in the Transit Village/Boulder Junction, mostly Pearl Parkway between 30th St. and the railroad [...]

Revisiting Junction Place, the TVAP and Multi-Way Boulevards

Revisiting Junction Place, the TVAP and Multi-Way Boulevards

Last fall, representatives from Community Cycles participated in a discussion with the city and various stakeholders regarding upcoming redevelopment along Pearl Parkway.  I wrote about the experience and the Transit Village Area Plan (TVAP) more [...]

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 [...]

The First 2011 PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum

The First 2011 PLAN-Boulder Council Candidate Forum

Friday September 9th, PLAN-Boulder County held the first of three City Council candidate fora at the Boulder Public Library. The room was packed, with people standing in the back, listening to Tim Plass, Daniel Ziskin, Jonathan Hondorf, Ken Wilson [...]

Debating Boulder’s Power at the BGBG

Debating Boulder’s Power at the BGBG

Last Thursday (Sept. 8th), the Boulder Green Building Guild (BGBG) and Boulder Tomorrow hosted a debate of the 2B/2C ballot measures. The event was completely booked in advance through the BGBG’s website and the REI community room was packed and [...]

Clear Winners in the Municipalization Debate

Clear Winners in the Municipalization Debate

PLAN-Boulder County put on a well structured and well attended debate of the utility municipalization question Monday night (August 22,2011) at the West Boulder Senior Center.  The forum pitted Ken Regelson and Sam Weaver from Renewables YES [...]

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