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Electric Pride - Aspen Colorado is the Third U.S. city to reach 100% Renewable Energy!

Allison Friedman MA, United States 0 Ratings 100 Discussions 131 Group posts

Posted by: Allison Friedman // Rate It Green Admin

Inhabitat reports from the Aspen Times that Aspen has succeeded in powering itself with 100 percent renewable energy. The city has worked for more than a decade to reach this milestone. Technologies employed include wind, solar and geothermal energy. Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas have also reached 100% renewable status.

The city had been using about 75 to 80 percent renewables before a final push according to former city Project Coordinator Will Dolan. Eliminating coal and adding wind helped to reach the city's goals.

According to Aspen's Utilities and Environmental Initiatives Director David Hornbacher, “We’ve demonstrated that it is possible” and that a small, progressive community can work together to be a pathway for others."

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