• A report prepared for the American Public Power Association offers a smart city roadmap for public power utilities to consider and details risks for public power utilities that sit on the sidelines and do not actively engage in smart city conversations.

  • A growing number of electric utilities across the nation unilaterally have announced ambitious targets for carbon reductions in line with science-based goals and the international commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Colorado Springs Utilities, serving a military town, announced a plan to provide over 20 percent of its energy from solar projects by 2024.

  • Many Security, Widefield and Fountain residents have extremely high levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies compared with other Americans, apparently from drinking water contaminated by firefighting foam used for decades at Peterson Air Force Base, according to a first-of-its-kind study released Thursday.

  • “Change the Current” is a good plan for our Utilities, but let’s go one further. Why doesn’t the utility get the big-box companies to bring in more solar Christmas lights? I buy them and now 2/3 of my decorations are solar. They use no electricity and turn themselves off and on.

  • Even before the U.S. Olympic Museum began to rise, city planners eyed Vermijo Street as an area that could be much more than it is. The 2016 Experience Downtown Master Plan envisioned Vermijo as a “signature street."

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