Aspen, CO becomes third U.S. city powered totally by renewable energy

September 4, 2015 by  
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Three is a magic number. And Aspen, Colorado has hit that enchanted numeral by becoming the third city in the U.S. to power itself with 100 percent renewable energy . Aspen Times reports that the city has reached this milestone after more than a decade of work, by employing wind, solar and geothermal energy. Its efforts put the Rocky Mountain hub in a very exclusive renewable energy club, along with Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas. Read the rest of Aspen, CO becomes third U.S. city powered totally by renewable energy

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Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

October 1, 2014 by  
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Burlington, Vermont, a city of 42,000 people, is now powered by 100 percent renewable energy sources – most of the time, at least. The city set itself this target around a decade ago, and recently completed the transition to renewables when the Burlington Electric Department bought a 7.4-megawatt hydroelectric system on the Winooski River near the city’s border. The hydro scheme joined the city’s existing wind-powered systems  and a biomass facility, which processes leftover woodchips from the local logging industry. The only time Burlington may have to draw on nonrenewable sources from now on is if there is not enough wind. Read the rest of Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , 100 percent renewable energy , 100% renewable energy , biomass , Burlington , Burlington Vermont wind power , hydroelectricity , renewable power , renewable power cities , renewable wind energy , vermont , Vermont renewable energy

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Warren Buffett Makes a $44 Billion (!) Bet on Trains, Buys BNSF

November 3, 2009 by  
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That’s Quite a Nice New Toy You Got There, and It’s Not Even Xmas Has the Oracle of Omaha seen the future? If so, it seems to include more trains, because Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle, decided to buy the remaining 77.4% of Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railway that it didn’t already own, and the price tag wasn’t small: 44 billion dollars when cash, stock and debt are included

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Just What We Needed Dept: Musiphones for Winter

November 3, 2009 by  
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Image via Akihabara News Cold weather is rolling in and we’re all starting to think about how to keep warm while walking down the street – but without giving up the ability to listen to music, right? MusiPhones offers a solution – headphones built into ear muffs.

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