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Posts Tagged ‘municipalization’

The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

The City Proceeds Carefully on a Municipal Electrical Utility

Heather Bailey, Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development (photo from COB website) At a talk on the evening of November 8 sponsored by PLAN-Boulder County, Clean Energy Action, and 350.org, Heather Bailey, Executive [...]

Boulder’s Municipalization Prospects: An Outside Perspective

Boulder’s Municipalization Prospects: An Outside Perspective

I was invited by the editors of the Blue Line to write this piece after they saw some of the comments I had written for a utility industry newsletter that’s been following Boulder’s initiative to form its own utility.   I must admit that I’m [...]

Perspectives on the 2011 Boulder Election

Perspectives on the 2011 Boulder Election

Election night 2011 was full of surprises.  The fact that some of the outcomes were surprising suggests many factors influenced voter behavior, and without detailed post-election polling, explanations have been at best speculative and at worst [...]

Boulder’s New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Boulder’s New Mayor and Deputy Mayor

At a 10:00 am special City Council meeting today, newly elected council members Suzanne Jones, Lisa Morzel, Tim Plass, George Karakehian, and Ken Wilson were sworn in at City Council chambers. Once the new council was seated, sitting Deputy Mayor [...]

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 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 [...]

The Power of GOTV

The Power of GOTV

Intense, last minute, get-out-the-vote efforts led by New Era Colorado may have saved the day for proponents of Ballot Issues 2B and 2C.  Early returns showed both measures failing, but as the evening progressed, the margins narrowed until both [...]

VOTE!

VOTE!

Election Day is here!  Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 pm is the deadline for dropping off your mail ballot. Drop off locations in Boulder include County Clerk & Recorder Office, 1750 33rd Street Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl [...]

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 [...]

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