Boulder Moves One Step Closer to Localizing the Electric Grid

November 10, 2013 by Stephen Lacey

Boulder, Colorado overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure that moves the city closer to buying the local grid from the state's largest utility. Question 2E, a ballot measure that set a target price for purchasing grid assets, was passed with more than 64 percent of the vote.[read more]


Case Study: Boulder Colorado Takes Action On Climate Change

November 8, 2011 by Tom Plant

On November 1, Boulder Colorado became the first community in the country to authorize separation from their incumbent utility based on that utility's reliance on coal generation. Through this vote, Boulder has chosen to stop talking about climate change and move those intentions into action by tying utility performance to reductions in greenhouse gases.[read more]

Beacon Power Files For Bankruptcy; Boulder Contemplates Municipalization Its Power Assets & Other Energy Stories of Note

November 3, 2011 by Michael Giberson

Brief notes about energy stories in the news. Flywheel energy storage company Beacon Power has filed for bankruptcy. News stories have highlighted the point that Beacon was a recipient of federal energy technology loan guarantees, which will give an additional boost to Solyndra critics, but I predict the apparent lack of high-level...[read more]

Climate Wars in the New Social Media

October 7, 2010 by David Levy

This is a guest contribution by Professor Maxwell Boykoff, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This post is in response to my previous post about the cultural politics of climate change and corporate funding of climate denial. Thanks for your thought-provoking post, It’s The Real...[read more]