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From the March 15, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published March 15, 2013

"Across the country, cities are showing a renewed interest in taking over the electricity business from private utilities, reflecting intensifying concerns about climate change, responses to power disruptions and a desire to pump more renewable energy into the grid," The New York Times reported March 13. The city of Boulder, Colo., has been moving in that direction, the newspaper noted, and although the Colorado city's deep-seated concerns over climate change may be unusual, "the desire to take control of the electricity business is not." Officials and advocates in Minneapolis and in Santa Fe "are considering splitting from their private utilities, while lawmakers in Massachusetts are trying to make it easier for towns and counties to make the break." For more about the public power effort in Boulder, see the March 4 Public Power Daily.

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