Renewables YES...

Checkout the new site for Empower Our Future
... but it's not just about renewables.  Boulder must consider more.  Our Goals are:
 
The 3 R's: Reliability, Rates and Renewables

and the 3 L's: Local Governance, Local Generation and Local Economy

(see the citizen technical and financial team results presentation and model information)

Welcome!
We are a group of Boulder citizens who are looking to find the best energy future for Boulder.  Please check in with us occasionally to see how things are progressing and signup of Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch.  If you find anything that needs correcting, please let us know.  Thanks, and again, welcome!

       Come to Our Kick-Off Party for Fun, Food and Friendship       

Your Endorsement and Support
Endorse Boulder's efforts to municipalize here.    See who else has endorsed here.
Of course, one of the strongest endorsements is to  DONATE  or  VOLUNTEER 
Or, order your YARDSIGNS.
Most important of all is to be registered to vote before 10/4!  Make sure you get a ballot at                 General Voter Information          Register Online

A Boulder muni would join Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, Aspen, Estes Park, Colorado Springs, Lyons, Fort Morgan, Trinidad, and others to become Colorado's 30th municipality to provide its citizens with electrical services.

Information
New additions (as of 9/10) ...
 
Media Reports:
   Cost, renewables debated at utility forum - Boulder County Business Report
   Clear Winners in the Municipalization Debate - The Blue Line opinion - Zane Selvins

Blogs:
   Boulder Decides - Boulder Clean Energy Business Coalition Blog
   Boulder's Energy Future is Bright - Amateur Earthling by Zane Selvins
 
Videos:
      Charles McGlashan  (9:47)                             or   Youtube short version  (9:42)
      Paul Fenn  (9:30)                                              or   Youtube short version  (9:21)
      Randy Knight, Winter Park Florida  (47:18)  or   Youtube short version  (11:34)
      CEA (10:12)
      John Farrell  (10:02)
 
Audio:
   Should Boulder Municipalize?Hosts Tom MiKinnon and Chip Grandits talk with Ken Regelson of Renewables Yes  (8/2/2011)
                                                                 about  technological aspects of Boulder's potential switch to a municipal energy utility.
                                                                 (skip to 10:45 minutes into the show for Ken)
   Part 1 - Boulder's New Energy Future - KGNU's Duncan Campbell interviews Susan Perkins & John Farrell (6/17/2011)
   Part 1 - Boulder's New Energy Future - KGNU's Duncan Campbell interviews Susan Perkins & John Farrell (6/17/2011)
   Part 2 - Boulder's New Energy Future - KGNU's Duncan Campbell interviews Ken Regelson & Steve Pomerance (6/24/2011)
   Part 3 - Boulder's New Energy Future - KGNU's Duncan Campbell interviews Sam Weaver & Frank Selto (7/15/2011)
   Part 4 - Boulder's New Energy Future - KGNU's Duncan Campbell interviews Boulder Mayor Susan Osborne (7/29/2011)
   Part 5 - Boulder's New Energy Future - KGNU's Duncan Campbell interviews City Manager Jane Brautigam, (8/5/2011)
                                                                                                                  City Attorney Tom Carr, and 
                                                                                                                  City Communications Coordinator Sarah Huntley  
   Switching the Energy Economy of San Antonio - NPR Science Friday AUDIO (7/8/2011) (transcript
 
Text/Reports:
   Community Know Your Power Guide - City of Boulder
   CAMU's Colorado Rate Comparison - Average rates charged by muni's, IOU's and REA's (from http://coloradopublicpower.org)
   System Data for All Colorado Public Utilities - CAMU member data table
   Straight Answers to False Charges Against Public Power - American Public Power Association Guide
   Climate Risks and Carbon Prices: Revising the Social Cost of Carbon - Frank Ackerman and Elizabeth A. Stanton 
   Carroll: Let Boulder chart its own green future - Denver Post (7/9/2011)
 
Links:
   What's new in Boulder's Energy Future? - City of Boulder website


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Events and Announcements

  • Sep 27, SOBO Neighbors Panel
    Posted Sep 12, 2011, 11:57 AM by Tom Asprey
  • Sep 21, LWV Boulder: Should Boulder Form Its Own Municipal Utility? SHOULD BOULDER FORM ITS OWN MUNICIPAL UTILITY? Event Basics.  Speakers. Event Basics Confused about the pros and cons of this complex issue? This forum will have well-informed speakers on ...
    Posted Sep 10, 2011, 7:17 PM by Tom Asprey
  • Jul 15, 8:30-KGNU Boulder's Energy Future KGNU on Boulder's New Energy Future   The following upcoming radio series with Duncan Campbell dedicated to Boulder's New Energy Future: Previous interviews from KGNU:   Part One - Friday JUNE ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2011, 11:39 AM by Tom Asprey
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