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Support CEA at upcoming PUC Hearing!

WEDNESDAY November 6th: PUC Public Hearing 
1560 Broadway, Suite 230, Denver CO 4:00-6:00 PM

Please come to tell the PUC not to let Xcel fund fossil fuel investments with our state’s money! We would love to have you at one of the trainings below . . . 

BOULDER
October 21st 2019, 6:00 PM
Meadows Branch Library
4800 Baseline Ste C112 Boulder, CO 80303

ARVADA
October 30th 2019, 6:00 PM
Standley Lake Library
8485 Kipling Street C112 Arvada, CO 80005

. . . but even if you can’t make either training, please join us at the hearing and help hold polluters accountable for their decisions!

In our regulated monopoly system, we do not get to decide what kind of energy we purchase to feed our homes and businesses. Xcel Energy, the supplier for the Denver-Boulder metro area, has invested heavily in coal, opening its largest and most expensive coal facility in 2010, long after the effects of climate change were well understood. We protested their decision then, and we do not want to see more of our residents’ dollars go to pay off fossil fuel assets that were economically and environmentally unsound. 

JOIN US NOVEMBER 6TH 4:00-6:00 PM AND URGE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMISSION NOT TO FUND XCEL’S MISTAKES!

Support CEA at upcoming PUC Hearing!

WEDNESDAY November 6th: PUC Public Hearing 
1560 Broadway, Suite 230, Denver CO 4:00-6:00 PM

Please come to tell the PUC not to let Xcel fund fossil fuel investments with our state’s money! We would love to have you at one of the trainings below . . . 

BOULDER
October 21st 2019, 6:00 PM
Meadows Branch Library
4800 Baseline Ste C112 Boulder, CO 80303

ARVADA
October 30th 2019, 6:00 PM
Standley Lake Library
8485 Kipling Street C112 Arvada, CO 80005

. . . but even if you can’t make either training, please join us at the hearing and help hold polluters accountable for their decisions!

In our regulated monopoly system, we do not get to decide what kind of energy we purchase to feed our homes and businesses. Xcel Energy, the supplier for the Denver-Boulder metro area, has invested heavily in coal, opening its largest and most expensive coal facility in 2010, long after the effects of climate change were well understood. We protested their decision then, and we do not want to see more of our residents’ dollars go to pay off fossil fuel assets that were economically and environmentally unsound. 

JOIN US NOVEMBER 6TH 4:00-6:00 PM AND URGE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMISSION NOT TO FUND XCEL’S MISTAKES!

Our new short film: Embracing Sustainable Energy in Rural Communities

Tri-State Generation & Transmission, the regional power provider for rural electric co-operatives across several western states, has been facing increased scrutiny recently about its resistance to allowing more sustainable local power generation. This pressure is compounded by the continued decline of coal markets and higher costs of coal generation.

Clean Energy Action has urged Tri-state to be more responsive to local requests and more supportive of local clean energy. Check out this new video by Jared Nast for more information about Tri-State and how you can support clean rural power. Share with your friends!

Read the report mentioned in Jared’ piece for more details. 

 

 

Save the Date: Panel on Paying Off Xcel’s Stranded Assets

SAVE THE DATE:
MONDAY MAY 14TH 6:45 PM
1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

Leslie Glustrom is a co-founder and board member of Clean Energy Action based here in Boulder, and has more than a decade of experience with Xcel Energy and Colorado’s energy regulatory environment. She will be discussing the current situation we are facing here in Colorado in 2018.

Jacqui Patterson is the Director of the NAACP’s Environment and Climate Justice program. She has worked with the U.S. Climate Action Network, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, and many other organizations on climate, gender, and racial justice, and will be discussing climate justice and equity.

Mariel Nanasi is the Executive Director of New Energy Economy in New Mexico. Her organization, New Energy Economy, recently faced a battle over stranded assets strikingly similar to the fight currently confronting Xcel ratepayers in Colorado. She will be telling us about her organization’s recent successes in bringing equity to stranded asset decisions.

Clean Energy Action is dedicated to taking coal and other fossil fuel assets offline as quickly as possible in a fashion that is just, equitable, and will encourage more responsible behavior by Xcel and other utilities in the future. The legal challenges posed by stranded assets are nuanced and important to understand if we want to move forward to a clean energy future responsibly and equitably, which is why we are thrilled that Ms. Patterson and Ms. Nanasi will be joining us for an evening right here in Boulder to offer their expertise.

Our discussion is open to the public, so join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening, and bring a friend!

Where: 1st Presbyterian Church
1820 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

When: Monday, May 14th 2018 6:45 PM

See you there!

Save the Dates: Cleaning Up Valmont Coal Ash

 

Please Save the Dates &
Submit Comments to Your Commissioners!

Informational Presentation by Nancy LaPlaca
Boulder Public Libary – George Reynolds Branch
3595 Table Mesa Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
Monday, May 7th 2018 6:45 PM
-Light Refreshments at 6:30 PM-

Xcel Energy Presentation to the County Commissioners
Old Boulder County Commissioners
1325 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday, May 8th 3:00 PM

On Tuesday, May 8th, at 3:00 pm the Boulder County Commissioners will be meeting to hear an update from Xcel Energy about the utility’s plans for the cessation of coal activities at the Valmont Power Station in east Boulder County. 

Of particular concern for Boulder County residents is the fate of the coal ash produced by the Valmont plant and the serious threats that ash poses to water quality and public health in the region. 

This meeting is open to the public but there will not be a public comment period at the meeting. If you want to submit a comment to the Commissioners or a question you would like them to ask Xcel on May 8th, we encourage you to submit your question or comment to the Commissioners before the deadline on April 30th.

Clean Energy Action will be hosting Nancy LaPlaca, a coal ash expert and a veteran of the fight against coal in Colorado, for an informational session to discuss the issues at George Reynolds Library the night before the meeting. For more information on the state of Colorado’s coal ash and the risks it poses to the public, check out Clean Water Fund’s full report  and join us as we confront the legacy of coal-burning in Boulder County!