Posts by Andy

Congratulations Boulder voters! We’ve passed 2B & 2C! Boulder’s energy future is in OUR hands. Well done!

Posted on Nov 2, 2011

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Boulder Issues 2B, 2C: Municipalization, related tax narrowly approved – Boulder Daily Camera

Posted on Nov 2, 2011

“Boulder voters narrowly passed a historic ballot measure Tuesday that will allow the city to sever its ties with Xcel Energy and strike out on its own to start a municipal electric utility.A companion tax designed to pay for the legal bills and consultants fees that the city will incur on the way to starting such a utility also narrowly passed early Wednesday morning despite trailing in preliminary results all Tuesday night.As of 12:55 a.m. with an unofficial total of 82,724 votes counted, Boulder Question 2C, which allows for the creation of a municipal utility, passed with 51.8...

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Group Purchase Gets Residential Solar to Grid Parity in Los Angeles | Energy Self Reliant States

Posted on Oct 31, 2011

“The savings from the group purchase are enormous.  With prices are around $4.40 per Watt installed for solar, Open Neighborhoods gets residential solar for $2.00 cheaper than the average prices reported by the Solar Energy Industries Association for the second quarter of 2011.  That equates to a 6 cents per kilowatt-hour savings on solar over 25 years.  Even with solar typically being cheaper in California, the group advertises savings of as much as 33% on a residential solar array. The low group purchase price means that those who go solar will have cheaper electricity from their...

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Boulder Seeks to Take Power From the Power Company – NYTimes.com

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

“Proponents of ballot issues 2C and 2B, which includes a $1.9 million tax increase in the first year to pay for planning and analysis, say that the utility industry desperately fears a public awakening, and that a John Brown-like raid on a monopoly in one place could galvanize electricity consumers all across the nation to push for change.” via Boulder Seeks to Take Power From the Power Company – NYTimes.com.

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Boulder municipalization: Fight over ballot measures tops $1 million – Boulder Daily Camera

Posted on Oct 28, 2011

“The measures would give the city permission to break from Xcel and start a municipal utility. Xcel Energy, once again, is by far the biggest contributor in the fight, pouring an additional $118,036 into its own issue committee and an additional $240,000 to the Boulder Smart Energy Coalition since the last round of financial reporting on Oct. 18.” via Boulder municipalization: Fight over ballot measures tops $1 million – Boulder Daily Camera.

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