Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025

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Texas is not widely known for its eco-friendly nature – but Austin has long stood apart from the rest of the oil-rich, frack-friendly state as a bastion of sustainability . Keeping with that trend, the city recently passed a law that lays out plans for Austin to add 950MW of solar PV in order to get a phenomenal 55 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025—a move that will cut carbon emissions from the city’s electricity generation by 75-80 percent. Read the rest of Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: austin , austin energy , coal power , fracking , green energy , natural gas , renewable energy , smart grid , smart meter , Solar Power , solar pv , texas , utility scale solar

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City of Austin Facilities Now Fully Powered by Renewables

October 3, 2011 by  
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The City of Austin, Texas is now the largest U.S. municipality to use only renewable energy to power its facilities.  The city uses Austin Energy’s GreenChoice, a voluntary program, to buy their electricity. The city has bought about 400 million kWh of renewable energy from the program that will get the electricity from a wind farm in West Texas. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Austin Energy sold more renewable energy than any other U.S. utility in 2010, selling 754 million kWh electricity from wind and landfill gas. via Environmental Leader

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