The U.S. city of Burlington, Vermont becomes 100 percent renewable

Burlington, Vermont, the state’s largest city, recently became the first in the country to use 100 percent renewable energy for its residents’ electricity needs. In a state known for socially conscious policies, the feat represents a milestone in the growing green energy movement. In the above video, PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports on the implications for the country’s green movement. Vice news reported that Burlington’s goal was reached when the city bought the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River. The purchase led the city to join the Washington Electric Co-operative, an energy system that already powers thousands […]
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