08 Jan '13, 7pm

My new post: Energy localism update: Boulder, Colo., wants to take control of its own power

My new post: Energy localism update: Boulder, Colo., wants to take control of its own power

Jesse Varner Boulder: They don’t call it the Berkeley of the Rockies for nothing. One of the more fascinating and underreported stories in U.S. energy right now is the budding movement toward localism. In the case of energy, this doesn’t necessarily (or exclusively) mean producing energy locally; few towns or cities could generate sufficient power for themselves within city limits. It just means asserting more local control over energy provision and use. Often that means buying cleaner power than large, bloated, risk-averse utilities are able to provide, and using it more intelligently. There are two ways a town or city can opt out of being served by big utilities. The first is, it can buy and sell power directly while using the utility’s lines. That’s what Chicago is doing. As I wrote last year , Illinois recently passed a “community aggregation” law that allows cities an...

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