It’s not called “Colorado Warming” either.
The “progressive” town of Boulder, CO wants to raise taxes by $1.9 million to study how its residents can pay more for electricity.
It seems that many in the town want to get rid of its politically incorrect, fossil fuel-burning utility Xcel and replace it with something else, say, Xpensive.
As reported by the New York Times:
Proponents of ballot issues 2C and 2B, which includes a $1.9 million tax increase in the first year to pay for planning and analysis, say that the utility industry desperately fears a public awakening, and that a John Brown-like raid on a monopoly in one place could galvanize electricity consumers all across the nation to push for change.
Leaders of the effort concede that huge challenges await if the city goes forward, and that Xcel is not the worst provider to have. Partly prodded by a Colorado law requiring 30 percent renewable energy by 2020 — one of the most aggressive standards in the nation — the company has become a big producer of wind electricity. It has also spent more than $40 million here in Boulder building a pilot project called Smart Grid, with sophisticated metering that can help customers reduce electricity use.
Not enough, some say.
“Boulder can do better,” said Shaun McGrath, a former mayor and a leader of the ballot drive.
A “John Brown-like raid”? We’re not sure we see the link between the abolition of slavery and wanting to pay more for electrons, but logic never was the Left’s strong suit anyway.