The city of Boulder and utility provider Xcel Energy are embroiled in a controversy over a new franchise agreement. But the company offered a new proposal this week that could make Boulder the “greenest” city in the world. KUNC’s Brian Larson speaks to Boulder County Business Report Publisher Chris Wood.
Boulder’s Energy Future Project is asking residents to weigh in on the how the city will get its power in the coming years.
A “Know Your Power” forum will be held this week, at which residents can learn about several options for future energy use. Sarah Huntley is a spokeswoman for the City of Boulder. She says this comes after the Boulder City Council, last year, decided not to sign a new 20-year agreement with Xcel Energy.
Boulder County officials are in “wait and see” mode as a spring storm brings rain and snow to the area burned by last September’s Four Mile Canyon wildfire. The moisture is welcome in many parts of the Front Range but it could trigger mudslides and other problems in the burn area.
A Boulder medical-products company is undergoing its second major expansion in three years. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about the growth at Covidien.