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

PLAN-Boulder: Xcel Franchise Negotiations

July 21, 2020 To Boulder City Council: PLAN-Boulder County has been a strong and consistent supporter of municipalizing Boulder’s electric utility since the idea was first brought forward by our… Read more

Susan M. Osborne: Xcel franchise agreement

July 21, 2020 Dear Mayor and City Council members, You’ve heard from many people the many many reasons to stay the course with Boulder’s municipalization effort. The technical, financial, environmental… Read more

Macon Cowles: Not the time to take an exit ramp from the Muni Project

July 20, 2020 Dear Council: We on past Councils always knew that Municipalization (“MuniZ”) is a long game—a generational effort that can transform energy flows and put the brakes on… Read more

Christopher Warren: Electric service – Don’t rush into Xcel deal

July 19, 2020 The Boulder City Council is currently considering signing a franchise agreement with Xcel Energy to supply the city with power for the foreseeable future. I do not… Read more

Guest opinion: Chris Hoffman – Lessons in persistence from neighboring municipal utilities

July 17, 2020 By Chris Hoffman Today the Fort Collins municipal utility is a role model for other utilities. It operates and maintains one of the most reliable electric distribution… Read more