Municipalization of Boulder Energy System Call Summary & Notes

By John O'Neill on January 31, 2012

Hello Everyone,

We had a great call on January 20th and wanted to extend a special thanks to Shaun McGrath for his very insightful presentation on the municipalization effort in Boulder, Colorado! This was an excellent presentation on how the citizens of Boulder, impatient for greater progress on climate change, beat their local investor owned utility Excell in a local referendum.

The presentation included a background on the city of Boulder and its relationship with Xcel Energy, information about the campaign and vote which led to the passing of two measures that allowed the city to pursue other forms of energy, and takeaways from the success of this vote.

For those interested, we also have a recording of the call that we can pass along .