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Posts Tagged ‘municipalization’

Sam Weaver, Energy Expert and Pragmatist

Sam Weaver, Energy Expert and Pragmatist

Candidate Sam Weaver (photos from sam4council.org/) This is the fourth in a series of candidate profiles written by students in Instructor Jeff Browne’s CU News Corps course at CU-Boulder. Lars Gesing is a graduate student from Hamburg, [...]

Can Boulder Reduce Its GHG Emissions by 80%?

Can Boulder Reduce Its GHG Emissions by 80%?

Front Range fire activity, 2000-2003 (Images courtesy COB) On Friday, October 4, 2013, at a PLAN-Boulder County forum moderated by PBC board member Bruce Goldstein, Brett KenCairn, Boulder’s new senior environmental planner, gave a presentation [...]

Utilities Can Make Huge Business Blunders Too

Utilities Can Make Huge Business Blunders Too

Ralph Shnelvar asks us to imagine a catastrophic business blunder by the City of Boulder.   We don't have to imagine this, as such a thing actually happened...to a utility. Montana Power would have been a 100-year-old company if it had survived [...]

Mutual Aid

Mutual Aid

Some photos from an alert Blue Line reader showing an Xcel natural gas main at 4th and Hawthorne being replaced on Thursday by staff of Colorado Springs Utility, a public power utility that was formed by a vote of the public in 1924. Feel free to [...]

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum: Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans

On September 30, 2013, Boulder City Council candidates and citizens gathered for the "Cooling the Climate Candidate Forum:  Tackling Smokestacks, Tailpipes and Trash Cans."  The forum opened with brief statements from Eco-Cycle, Sierra Club, and [...]

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 [...]

Local Power Campaign Kickoff

Local Power Campaign Kickoff

  Who: New Era Colorado Foundation and Empower Our Future coalition What: Join us to celebrate the end of our successful Indiegogo campaign and to kickoff our community's campaign for local power! When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 [...]

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 [...]

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