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 roguelephant.com landfill gas.
written by Fencerdave, December 05, 2011
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