Congratulations Burlington, Vermont! First City In Usa Powered By 100% Renewable Energy
Guys, want to know the luckiest city in the USA? Burlington, my dear and loving friends. “Why is the city lucky?” Well, the entire metropolis is just powered by 100% renewable energy. If you don’t know, using renewable energy can aid you and the world financially and environmentally. Let us give ourselves some details about this great news. Let us be merry with the people of Burlington!
Well, for those who don’t have the slightest information about Burlington, we better find out some facts about the city. Burlington is the largest city in the State of Vermont and the shire town of Chittenden County. According to 2012 US census estimates, as cited by Wikipedia, the metro area has an estimated population of 213,701, approximately one-third of Vermont's total population. Burlington is named after Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington. However, some would say that the city is named after the politically prominent and wealthy Burling family of New York. The city’s economy centers on education, health services, trade, transportation, and utilities. According to Wikipedia, “the city has the 6th lowest unemployment rate of all metro areas (2011) at just 4.8%.” It also has the second highest bond rating according to Moody in 2009.
Now that we know a little bit about Burlington let’s proceed to the great news now. Burlington is the first U.S. city to be empowered by 100% renewable energy. The city considers itself as ‘forward-thinking’. Burlington has given justice to the title when they become the first city in the U.S. to run entirely by renewable energy. Many would say that using renewable energy is expensive. However, for Ken Nolan of Burlington Electric Department, as cited by Michael Angelo Coppola, renewable energy will likely save the city $20 million over the next decade. Part of Burlington Electric Department’s (BED) mission statement is to provide clean and sustainable living for their people and “treat the environment with the utmost respect and will continue to influence decisions and public policy that enhance environmental quality, the use of renewable resources, and the sustainability of Burlington.” Well, this is one of the electric utility’s steps in putting those missions into actions. BED has made energy efficiency programs and is proud about the city’s less usage of electricity than it did in 1989. Regardless of its small size, Burlington already has nine charging stations for electric vehicles Awesome, isn’t it?
The entire city must be thankful with to this great accomplishment. They should also take care and uphold these missions not only for the betterment of the entire city, but for the whole world and the next generations to come. *smiles* Anyway, visit Off Grid World website below for more info.
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