Boulder's new municipal power could reduce carbon by 66%, up renewables by 40%, all without corp


"The city of Boulder, Colorado, has won the right to take its power supply-- and carbon emissions-- from corporate control. The change came in November when voters passed measures allowing the city to begin the process of forming its own municipal power facility."

"They found that a local energy utility could reduce the city's carbon emissions by 66 percent, increase its use of renewables to 40 percent, and keep rates the same, or lower than, those charged by Xcel."

[FML: Boulder on track to create public utility that could reduce city carbon emissions 66%. Goodbye corporate control!]

Schloredt, Valerie. "Boulder's Local Power." UTNE Reader, July-Aug. 2012, 12. http://www.utne.com/environment/local-sustainable-energy-zm0z12jazros.aspx

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