Few things get me more excited than hearing about cities and government doing good!
In this case, Burlington, VT is now receiving 100% of its electricity from renewable sources like wind, water, and biomass (biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms that is burned to produce energy).
For a city that is comprised of approximately 42,000 people (including the University of Vermont) this is an impressive feat. I, for one, could not be happier with Burlington helping to pave the way for other cities to follow suit. Read the full article here.
The importance of renewable energy cannot be stressed enough. The more we invest in this technology now, the less likely we are to suffer under last minute constraints or adjustments. Nature is a powerful force and if we harness it, the world will last longer.
From deep river technology to ocean currents, windmills, and solar panels, we have an array of options to choose from and making the effort to change now might save us in the future. I know that I’d rather living on a planet that has a healthy ecosystem than one that is dying. I’d rather deal with hearing windmills than breathe in smog.
Imagine for a minute, a city like Boston or NYC become completely sustainable on renewable energy. Picture what that would look like. Cleaner air, less pollution, healthier living. People always talking about living well, living healthy, but rarely take the steps to do so. Think of renewable energy as a step in that direction.