Positive Future #71 (Feature photo – Power Station Schematic– CCA SA 3.0 Unported)
Most cities in the U.S. have power provided to them by large corporate enterprises that may have a conflict of interest. That conflict being a condition where the interests of the stockholders / bondholders takes place over innovation, reducing pollution, keeping costs down and serving the citizens.
The city of Boulder, Colorado has been in the news over the past few years as the city seeks to extract itself from corporate power to a municipal city power system. Boulder, a city of 110,000 people, has been challenged at every point by its current power provider to stop the realization of the public will to have their own power system.
A recent article by Clean Technica goes into the background of Boulder’s attempts to municipalize energy and the recent vote by Boulder citizens to formally continue. You can read the full article here: