Views, Letters to the Editor and Opinions on Renewable Energy, Coal and Boulder Muni Efforts.

Jeremiah Kaplan: Keep the big picture in mind on the muni

It’s easy to lose the forest for the trees regarding Boulder’s municipal utility. Keeping the big picture in mind simplifies the issue: Climate change is a disaster in the making… Read more

Patrick Casey: Support the environment through the muni

As a millennial, my future is anything but certain, and it’s hard to empathize with anyone that’s not fighting for a cleaner, more sustainable world. When I see two massive… Read more

Bill Briggs: Beyond climate change

Climate change is usually offered as the first reason for increasing the use of renewable sources for electric power. It also drives Boulder’s effort to establish its own municipal electric… Read more

Peter Lilienthal: Cost is key factor in judging muni

As the creator of NREL’s HOMER software, which has become the de-facto global standard for evaluating the practicality of local power, I’m often asked whether I support the city of… Read more

PUC Confirms Clear Path for Boulder to Separate from Xcel Electric Grid


Commission directs Xcel to work ‘in good faith’ with Boulder Boulder, CO, September 14, 2017 — The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today affirmed the way forward for the City… Read more