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

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

55% is not 100%

Xcel Energy has recently proposed to close two of its coal-fired power plants and increase its investments in renewable energy. In a recent press release clearly timed to influence the… Read more

Duncan Gilchrist: Muni a good reason to be hopeful

As a 23-year-old living in 2017, I am often weary about the state of the world that my generation is inheriting. At the top of my list of concerns is… a… Read more