America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City. To understand what makes Burlington unlike almost any other city in America when it comes to the power it consumes, it helps to look inside the train that rolls into town every day.
The 24 freight cars that pull up to the city’s power plant aren’t packed with Appalachian coal or Canadian fuel oil but wood. Each day 1,800 tons of pine and timber slash, sustainably harvested within a 60-mile radius and ground into wood chips, is fed into the roaring furnaces of the McNeil Generating Station, pumping out nearly half of the city’s electricity needs.
Much of the rest of what Burlington’s 42,000 citizens need to keep the lights on comes from a combination of hydroelectric power drawn from a plant it built a half mile up Vermont's Winooski River, four wind turbines on nearby Georgia Mountain and a massive array of solar panels at the airport. The environmental sustainability revolution has spread to other sectors of civic life. Story Continued Below Tidy it is, and also financially effective. A Joint Project of NRDC + IMT. What Works Cities - What Works Cities. GREEN MAGIC HOMES - The most beautiful Green Homes ever. Can you imagine living under your garden, your flowers, your trees, in a green vibrant living landscape?
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Transparent carrot-and-stick bond rating criteria along resiliency lines would help, they say. "Now is the time to be pushing infrastructure projects," South Miami, Fla., Mayor Philip Stoddard, an aquatic scientist, said in an interview. "By the time sea levels are rising, no one's going to loan us money. " 100 Resilient Cities. Intelligent Cities - Smart Cities - Innovation Εcosystems. Publications. The City Protocol Task Force is an independent community of global thought leaders and experts who collaborate in Teams to conduct research and development activities in order to develop protocol elements and arrive at City Protocol Agreements.
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Contemporary academic discussion of urban resilience focuses on three distinct threats; climate change, natural disasters and terrorism. This article will initially focus on the challenges and disasters specific to climate change, and future additions on counter-terrorism, other disasters (earthquakes, tsunamis, solar flares, etc.) and sustainable energy strategies are welcome and encouraged. The urban impacts of climate change vary widely across geographical and developmental scales. A recent study  of 616 cities (home to 1.7 billion people, with a combined GDP of USD 35 trillion, half of the world's total economic output), found that floods endanger more city residents than any other natural peril, followed by earthquakes and storms. Third U.S. City Goes 100% Renewable. Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy as of today, according to city officials.
The Colorado mountain town is best known for its posh ski resorts, but this beautiful town also has established itself as a leader in environmental stewardship. The city had been using about 75 to 80 percent renewable energy until Thursday when it signed a contract with wholesale electric energy provider Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, in order “to achieve this final leg of our goal,” David Hornbacher, utilities and environmental initiatives director, told The Aspen Times. This Big Texas City Will Soon Be Powered Entirely By Wind And Sun. GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – There’s a fast-growing city in Texas that also has one of the most progressive energy programs in the country — and it’s not Austin.
Located about 30 miles north of the Texas capital in a deeply conservative county, the city of Georgetown will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy within the next couple years. Georgetown’s residents and elected officials made the decision to invest in two large renewable energy projects, one solar and one wind, not because they reduced greenhouse gas emissions or sent a message about the viability of renewable energy — but because it just made sense, according to Mayor Dale Ross.
A Town Saves Money with Renewable Energy. Scituate is the first town in Massachusetts to power all of its government services using only renewable energy.
All municipal services - including water, sewer, municipal buildings, and streetlights - will soon be powered by the sun and the wind. The town expects to save over $400,000 per year in electricity costs and the best part is that they didn’t have to buy the solar panels or wind turbine. Too good to be true? Britain's First Solar Powered Town? Inspiring Story Continues (Video)
Image credit: Solarcentury When I wrote about an entire town's plan to go solar, and its incredibly ambitious short-term goal of generating 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2015, the response was enthusiastic.
But what's so special about Wadebridge? How are they going about making this happen? How can other communties follow suit? A series of short videos aims to answer these questions and more. Go 100% Renewable Energy : City of Aspen - 100% Renewable Power by 2015. The City of Aspen's Canary Initiative is a commitment to reducing city and communitywide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.
Downtown Aspen Colorado on a typical fall afternoon. Photo credit: City of Aspen In 2009 and 2011, the city installed photovoltaic capacity at the water treatment plant. Photo credit: City of Aspen Downtown Aspen, CO, with view to ski slopes. Go 100% Renewable Energy : Welcome. German town goes off the grid. Drake Landing Solar Community. Texas city opts for 100% renewable energy – to save cash, not the planet. News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100% renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated state where fossil fuels are king and climate change activists were described as “the equivalent of the flat-earthers” by US senator and GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. “I was called an Al Gore clone, a tree-hugger,” says Jim Briggs, interim city manager of Georgetown, a community of about 50,000 people some 25 miles north of Austin. Briggs, who was a key player in Georgetown’s decision to become the first city in the Lone Star State to be powered by 100% renewable energy, has worked for the city for 30 years.
He wears a belt with shiny silver decorations and a gold ring with a lone star motif, and is keen to point out that he is not some kind of California-style eco-warrior with a liberal agenda. In fact, he is a staunchly Texan pragmatist. “I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,” he says. “Sun will, though. 100 Resilient Cities. 2015 Best-Performing Cities. Go 100% Renewable Energy : Fukushima Prefecture - 100% RE by 2040. Aizuwakamatsu Castle, Photo credit: Σ64 / wikipedia.org The first stage of the Fukushima wind farm experiments involves construction of a floating electrical substation and a 4-column semisubmerged wind turbine.
Stage two includes an advanced spar-buoy floating wind turbine and a 3-column semisubmerged turbine model. (Courtesy the Fukushima marine wind power consortium.) Solar Energy (Freiburg, Germany) הבטים כלכלים על עצמאות אנרגטית. Greenest-city-2020-action-plan-2013-2014-implementation-update. In Focus - ECOPIA.