Xcel Energy turns Boulder, Colorado into America’s first Smart Grid City. ABC News.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Nov 16, 2008
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“Thomas Edison meets Bill Gates?”

 As a native Boulderite, I always feel like I’m last to know about changes in our city…many of us don’t read a daily paper so much anymore, so we find out about cool green things Boulder’s visionary government and businesses are doing by reading the Sunday New York Times or what have you.

At no cost to citizens, Boulder is taking in a vast experiment that allows you to control your carbon footprint.

With thanks for the tip to Alex King, here’s the article with quick cool video.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Xcel Energy turns Boulder, Colorado into America’s first Smart Grid City. ABC News.”

  1. Todd says:

    Aargh!! One more reason I need to move to Boulder!

  2. Lara says:


    its so funny how i am the last to know- living here in Boulder…

    what an amazing place to live..

    “taped into that energy”…