Workshop: Show the Commissioners Your Citizen Stripes

Your Story Can Change the World

You only need to change a few minds to change the world, especially if your talking to the right people, like, for instance the three Public Utilities Commissioners at a public hearing on your electricity rates. Let us help you refine and practice your story:

Thursday, October 30th, 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
George Reynolds Library
3595 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305

We all have unique perspectives on energy issues and different people and institutions are moved by different types of stories. Whether your passionate about emerging renewable energy technologies, or stranding coal assets, or rising fossil fuel prices, or climate change (duh!) your story is relevant. We want to help you develop your story for the public hearing on Xcel’s proposed rate increase:

Thursday, November 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

Even if you can’t make the public hearing, bring your computer and we can help you develop your story for an online comment.

FEC Hearing on Big Money’s Influence on Elections

Thursday, October 9th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
University of Colorado, Denver, Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence ST, 2nd Floor, Terrace Room

Join the Denver League of Women Voters, University of Colorado Denver, and Represent.US as they host the next Chairwoman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). This is an important and unique public opportunity to encourage FEC action on election reform by speaking up to support our democratic process and to protect the integrity of our election system.

Why are elections important to clean energy? We’ll let Bill McKibben, environmental writer, activist and founder of explain that one:

Before we can get reasonable climate change policy, we have to lessen the power of the fossil fuel companies to influence politicians through mechanisms such as Citizens United.” – Bill McKibben

There will be a panel and a public comment section. Each participant will get two minutes to speak.

Save The Date!

Public Hearing on Xcel’s Rate Case:
Thursday, November 20th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202
Pre-Hearing Training:
Thursday, October 30th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location TBA

Remember that Xcel asked the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) if they can raise their rates in Colorado? This is the same rate case in which Xcel ‘inadvertently’ included all of their anti-municipalization  campaign funds. Oops. On the other hand, Xcel is also asking for a decoupling mechanism, which could actually be a great thing for energy efficiency and distributed generation. Well, the PUC has set a time for public input into the rate case process.

It may seem like November is ages away, but it will be here before you know it. We need you to be a champion for clean energy in Colorado and show the PUC that you are watching them. So mark your calendar. Put a sticky note on your computer screen. Write it on your hand. Do whatever you need to do to ensure that you can get your voice heard at the PUC.

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Stand Up for Solar at the PUC

Show State Regulators that Colorado Supports Solar

Wednesday, October 1st, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Colorado Public Utilities Commission
1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80202

Join our allies at The Vote Solar Initiative:

The Public Utility Commission (PUC) will be holding the second of three public workshops to discuss the future of Colorado’s net metering program for rooftop solar. The voices of people like you have been a crucial part of our success defending against Xcel’s anti-solar proposals to date – help us keep it up by showing the Commission once more that Coloradans care deeply about solar choice!

We’re going to pack the room with solar supporters so that the Commissioners have no doubt that Coloradans want to harness more of that plentiful sunshine for power, jobs, public health and our climate.

See the agenda for the Second Net Metering Panel.

Accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy