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In some areas, marijuana cultivation makes up 1 per cent of electricity use. A new report found the energy cost of growing marijuana is ‘immense.’ Banks are reluctant to do business with growers as it is a federal offence. This means they are spending more on electricity than they could be. (Published 10/6/2016, Daily Mail)
As nine states prepare to vote on legalizing pot, a new study predicts energy consumption by indoor cannabis farms will soon rival that of data centers. (Published 10/5/2016, Take Part)
Forget about electric vehicles; pot is driving new energy peaks in the states where it is legal. (Published 9/27/2016, GTM)
EQ Research has released a report looking at intense energy use in the booming U.S. marijuana industry, and means to control GHG emissions. (Published 9/22/2016, PV Magazine)
As residential solar grows, net metering policies that credit excess energy exported to the grid at the retail rate could damage the creditworthiness of investor-owned utilities, according to Fitch Ratings. (Published 7/21/2016, Utility Dive)
Boulder met its obligations under the Colorado Open Records Act with the release Monday evening of a financial spreadsheet of utility data, but the city should have made that information public sooner, Boulder District Judge Judith LaBuda ruled Tuesday. (Published 1/6/2015, Daily Camera)
Should Boulder follow through with plans to create a municipal utility, the city is willing to transfer renewable energy credits from pre-existing solar contracts to Xcel Energy and assume the utility’s solar garden contracts within Boulder. (Published 6/13/2014, Daily Camera)