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August 19, 2020

DuVivier: Concerns that Xcel franchise agreement violates Boulder City Charter

August 19, 2020 Dear members of the Boulder City Council: Although I am currently not a practicing attorney, I am a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  Before joining academia, I also served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City and County of Denver under Mayor Peña …

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Laursen: Municipalization: Renewables are right around corner

The City of Boulder must move faster toward renewable sources for the city’s electricity. It should not, however, hasten to lock in a franchise with Xcel Energy. Xcel currently sources 30 percent of electricity from renewables and projects its electricity supply will be 53 percent renewable by 2024. In contrast, in 2018, Boulder received good-faith …

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Zahniser: Message to Council: RFP Results, Electioneering

August 19, 2020 Dear Boulder City Council members, RFP results are in! With only a few weeks to put together offers, companies responded with offers that meet Boulder’s RFP requirements for clean energy production and financing! This is terrific news! PLEASE slow the process to review these offers and re-consider putting the XCEL Franchise, Settlement, …

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