How Boulder Took Over Its Electric Company

How Boulder Took Over Its Electric Company

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Boulder Public Library - by Kent Kanouse-Flickr-CCThe city of Boulder, Colorado has won the right to take its power supply—and carbon emissions—away from corporate control and redirect it toward the sun.

The change for Boulder came in November when voters passed two ballot measures that allow the city to begin the process of forming its own municipal power utility to take advantage of the 300 days of annual sunshine.

The city’s current electricity supplier, Xcel Energy, is a large corporation that sources more than 60 percent of its power from coal.

In the past, the company had resisted pressure from Boulder residents to source more of it’s electricity from wind and sun.

(READ the story from Yes Magazine)

Photo: Boulder Public Library by Kent Kanouse, Flickr-CC

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