Advancing a socially just clean energy economy.

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Empowering Boulder's Clean Energy Goal:

100% Renewable Electricity by 2030

and Empowering Citizens Through…


7/16 Empower Hour—Dr. Peter Lilienthal's Informed Review of the CEO Microgrid Roadmap
Video is up of the 6/18 Empower Hour with Dr. Ron Sinton

Inspiration, Innovation, Opinions & Resources, Like:
ILSR’s new report, Upcharge: Hidden Costs of Electric Utility Monopoly Power

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See the Events page for all event details & videos. Upcoming:

July 16, 2024: An Informed Review of the CEO Microgrid Roadmap with Dr. Peter Lilienthal. Learn more on the Events page | Register here

Recent Events: 

June 18, 2024 Empower Hour with Dr. Ron Sinton: Will We Help Reduce More Emissions, Faster? See the video here.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Empower Our Future and PLAN-Boulder are hosting a Primary Candidate Forum at the Boulder Public Library in the Boulder Creek Room. Video coming soon.

May 14, 2024: Empower Hour—Zero Emissions Communities with Matt Lehrman, Senior Policy Advisor for Energy Systems for the City of Boulder 


Empower Hour—3/26/2024: Getting the Gas Out of Xcel’s Clean Heat Plan

Empower Hour—2/20/24 Legislative Outlook 

Empower Hour—”New Frontiers of Energy” Empower Hour Series: What Jet Fuel, 1%, and Common Sense have to do with 100% Renewable Electricity


See videos, articles & resources on the News page 

…as well as interesting and thought-provoking resources like this site, CarbonLessDay

See our educational campaigns: CCE for Colorado and “Pull the Plug on Pueblo”

We support maximizing the partnership to benefit Boulder and further our renewable energy goals. We are monitoring and reporting on the City/Xcel Agreement projects, costs, progress, while educating our community about industry innovation and opportunities to engage on this critical topic. See more details on the Oversight page.​

Is CCE Right for Colorado?

The benefits of CCE are substantial: cleaner electricity faster, lower electricity costs, more relevant and innovative energy programs, choice and local control on energy matters, and more energy dollars remaining in the community for local economic development and jobs.
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Time to close this ill-conceived, unreliable disaster of a coal-fired plant, and let Xcel pay for their mistake!
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