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Solar Boosters and Xcel Energy Battle Over Net Metering and Future of Renewable Energy

Solar Boosters and Xcel Energy Battle Over Net Metering and Future of Renewable Energy
Bolstered by roughly 245 sunny days per year and a stringent voter-approved renewable energy standard, Colorado’s solar industry has grown 20-fold in the last half decade. And a coalition of 280 businesses and organizations and 11,000 individuals are now petitioning Governor John Hickenlooper to keep the momentum going, asking him to help push their “3,000 solar megawatts by 2030” goal.
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Boulder Votes in Landslide Against Xcel Attempt to Block Longterm Clean-Energy Plan

Boulder Votes in Landslide Against Xcel Attempt to Block Longterm Clean-Energy Plan
Boulder residents voted in a landslide in Tuesday's election to move forward with a plan to buy out Xcel Energy and run their own electric system. The vote and the coming potential buyout are part of a larger path-breaking plan gaining attention around the world to majorly ramp up use of renewables by pushing aside what many here see as a genetic hesitation on the part of Xcel to do the same.
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