11 Nov '11, 8pm

Inspiring! Boulder, Colorado, voted last week to create its own utility to help break away from coal.

Inspiring! Boulder, Colorado, voted last week to create its own utility to help break away from coal.

One of the election victories you may have missed in the past week came out of Boulder, Colorado, where voters approved two ballot measures to allow the city to break away from their investor-owned utility , Xcel Energy, and look to instead create their own progressive municipal utility. This achievement on the path towards more renewable energy took some hard work, and will continue to do so in the coming months, but for now it’s considered a fantastic grassroots victory by those involved. "This is important because we didn’t see a path toward a renewable energy or a carbon-free future while being tied to Xcel," said Steve Welter, political chair of the Indian Peaks Group of the Rocky Mountain Sierra Club . "Xcel is continuing to sink money into coal-fired power plants, but by localizing control of our energy future, the city will be a lot more nimble and able to respond ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-policy/boulder-votes-go-...

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