Tue January 7, 2014

Boulder Requests Utility Grid Costs From Xcel

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Boulder officials have taken a significant step toward bringing the electric grid under city management. City officials sent a notice of intent to current operator Xcel Energy announcing plans to acquire parts of the electric infrastructure. The letter kicks off discussions on cost for the city — but there are limits.

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Tue October 29, 2013

Dueling Boulder Ballot Measures Attract Dollars, and Questions

Vince Darcangelo

Forget fracking. When it comes to a high-stakes and costly battle about energy on the Boulder ballot, it’s dueling questions 310 and 2E that will chart the most significant course for the city.

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Sun April 14, 2013

Cost Of Clean Energy Maybe Too High

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The Boulder City Council will vote on Tuesday on whether to begin the next stage of municipalization from Xcel energy.

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Tue October 25, 2011

Boulder Voters to Weigh Forming a Municipal Utility

Vince Darcangelo

One of the most hotly contested ballot measures this November is in Boulder. Issue 2C would give the city the authority to establish its own utility—if it can produce the same or cheaper rates currently provided by Xcel Energy. And a companion measure, Issue 2B, would generate about $2 million annually in extra tax revenue to cover the costs of studies and legal fees.

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