Vote For Green Power


Here is a version of our song that other towns can use to help get the power of renewable energy in their area!

Vote Yes Renewable Energy /by stele

as citizens we have the power E F#m
to get clean energy at a good rate Abm E
let's vote for the option E F#m
to choose our suppliers and negotiate Abm E
for all the life, for you, for me B A
let's vote for green power… let's give our town renewable .energy… E F#m Abm F#m E

your vote gives the green light .to our city E A
to do the analysis to see E D
IF we should start our own public utility B
to reduce pollution, toxins and CO2 A
our utility's profits should go you and me B
for our health, ecology and economy too A

your vote is the green light .for our city E A
to create our own Light .and Power Utility E D
and the authorization to float bonds B
only IF our utility rates would be A
the same or .better than B
the rates we pay to the corporate utility A

yea citizens we have the power E F#m
to get green energy at a good rate Abm E
let's vote (in nov, aug, mar) for the option E F#m
to choose our suppliers and negotiate Abm E
for all the life, for you, for me B A
vote to give our town the power… of renewable .energy… E F#m Abm F#m E

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Here is the song that helped us win the vote for Boulder's Next Step in Renewable Energy.
Listen to the *2B 2C Vote Yes* song
to find out why you should vote for 2B 2C.

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Right click and save target to download 2B 2C Vote Yes mp3,

2B and 2C Vote Yes / by stele ely

as citizens we have the power E F#m
to get clean energy at a good rate Abm E
so vote in november for the option E F#m
to choose our suppliers and negotiate Abm E
2B and 2C vote .yes 2B and 2C B A
boulder’s next step… for renewable .energy… E F#m Abm F#m E

2B is the green light .for our city E A
to collect one dollar per month per person for analysis to see E D
IF we should start our own public utility B
to reduce pollution, toxins and CO2 A
Xcel's 15 million dollar profit should go you and me B
for our health, ecology and economy too A

2C is the green light .for our city E A
to create the Boulder Light .and Power Utility E D
and the authorization to float bonds B
only IF our utility rates would be A
the same or .better than B
the rates we pay to Xcel Energy A

yea citizens we have the power E F#m
to get green energy at a good rate Abm E
let's vote in november for the option E F#m
to choose our suppliers and negotiate Abm E
2B and 2C vote .yes 2B and 2C B A
boulder’s next step… for renewable .energy… E F#m Abm F#m E
www.renewablesyes.org

What 2B and 2C will do: 2B:
Increases and extends the Utility Occupation Tax,
providing necessary funding for the city to investigate
and take the next steps in forming a public utility.
2C: Creates a Boulder Light and Power Utility and gives the city
the authorization to float bonds IF it is determined that the
city can create a power utility that has the same or better
rates as Xcel Energy
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Excerpt from www.renewablesyes.org/

Over the past six months we have learned that a local energy utility can reduce our carbon emissions by 60%, increase the percentage of renewables by 40%, all while keeping our rates at parity or lower than those charged by Xcel.

The Citizen Technical Team composed of 30 members versed in finance and renewable energy applied real-world Boulder modeling data using HOMER energy modeling software developed at NREL to determine the financial and technical feasibility of a Boulder muni based on hourly energy loads.

The team determined that Boulder could reduce its CO2 emissions between 50-80% with $300 million start up costs (each year Xcel generates $100 million in revenue from Boulder) with $20 million administrative and legal costs using a 7% bond.

Additionally, the team determined that with Boulder managing its own electric utility we could cut greenhouse gas emissions and increase our use of renewable solar, wind and hydro energy while maintaining rate parity, i.e. offering electricity rates that are the same or lower.

 
 
 

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One thought on “Vote For Green Power

  • SteleEly Post author

    neweranews.org top-ten-lies-about-municipalization
    Summary of myths:
    MYTH #1: The city of Boulder isn’t capable of running an electric utility
    MYTH #2: Creating a utility is handing over a blank check to the city council
    MYTH #3: We’re moving too fast and don’t know all the risks
    MYTH #4: A municipal utility will result in higher utility rates and taxes
    MYTH #5: The city council doesn’t know anything about running a utility and shouldn’t be in charge
    MYTH #6: Once we create a municipal power utility there is no turning back
    MYTH #8: If the city runs the utility, we’ll have constant and unexpected power outages
    MYTH #9: There’s no guarantee that the city will provide more renewable energy than Xcel
    MYTH #10: Didn’t the Daily Camera newspaper say this would cost $600 million?
    BONUS MYTH: Xcel put a wind farm offer on the table to provide 90% renewable energy to Boulder
    Not so much. The deal Xcel offered isn’t what they claim it to be. First, the wind deal would have cost millions per year and would just be placing

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