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Watch: Boulder Mayor Tells Minneapolis How They Sought Clean Energy Options

| Written by John Farrell | 2 Comments | Updated on Oct 1, 2012 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Now’s your chance to hear how Boulder finally came to municipalization of its electric system after many futile years of trying to work with Xcel Energy to get more clean, local power. I traveled to Boulder in April 2011 to talk with their city council and grassroots groups about their struggles (video), and the citizens narrowly approved a ballot measure to authorize the city to pursue municipalization in the fall of 2011.

Susan Osborne was the mayor of Boulder at the time, and she came to Minneapolis (also considering its energy options) to share their story:

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