Together, we’ll create a brighter future for ourselves and for future generations.

Posted on Sep 16, 2011

How old will you be in 2069?  That’s when Xcel’s biggest coal plant will be retired – when kids born today will be 58 years old.

According to the Physicians for Social Responsibility,

Detrimental health effects are associated with every aspect of coal’s life cycle, including mining, hauling, preparation at the power plant, combustion, and the disposal of post-combustion wastes. In addition, the discharge of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere associated with burning coal is a major contributor to global warming and its adverse effects on health worldwide.

Boulder is at a crossroads.  Our children will either remember us for doing what it took to change our course to renewable energy or they will look back and wonder why we thought coal should still be polluting their world in 2069.  It is our choice.

After the final No, there comes a Yes

And on that Yes, the future of the world hangs.

—Wallace Stevens