The Past and Future of Muni Fiber in Boulder – Community Broadband Bits Episode 108

Date: 23 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Boulder is the latest Colorado community to recognize the benefits of using city-owned fiber to spur job growth and improve quality of life. Boulder Director of Information Technology Don Ingle joins us for episode 108 of the Community Broadband Bits … Read More

Another Colorado Community May Reclaim Local Telecommunications Authority

Date: 30 Jun 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Boulder’s City Council is considering November ballot question to restore local authority for municipal telecommunications services. The measure, if passed, will create an exemption to the 2005 Colorado law allowing Boulder to better use its existing fiber optic infrastructure. Apparently, … Read More

How Can Communities Leverage a Better Energy Future? – Episode 17 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 6 Mar 2014 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

We spoke with New Era Colorado executive director Stephen Fenberg about the grassroots campaign to fight Xcel Energy and build a better energy future.… Read More

Envisioning An Innovative Local Electric Utility – Episode 15 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 6 Feb 2014 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Listen in to the podcast to hear Ken Regelson describe how the remarkable results of Boulder’s citizen-driven energy model have given them power to stand up to the incumbent electric monopoly with a vision for a 21st century clean energy system.… Read More

Public Power Means Local Control

Date: 28 Oct 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In an unexpected move, the CEO of the American Public Power Association writes in to the Boulder Daily Camera to defend publicly-owned utilities against the investor-owned utility’s attacks during a campaign by local citizens to take over the incumbent electric utility. … Read More

Watch: Why Coal and Nuclear (Baseload) Are Not Compatible with a Renewable Future

Date: 16 Oct 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 2 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As renewable energy grows, the grid needs to grow more flexible to accommodate variations in the wind and sun. This video explains the limitations of “baseload” nuclear and coal power plants to work alongside large amounts of clean power.… Read More

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