July 25, 2013
By: Sophie Vorrath / Reneweconomy
Palo Alto switches to 100% renewables – at a cost of $3 a year
The Californian city of Palo Alto has this week committed to using 100 per cent renewable electricity after its council voted in favour of making the move – effective immediately – on Monday (July 22, 2013)
With hydro-electric sources supplying 50 per cent of its electricity, Palo Alto’s Utilities Department says the city is one of the few entities worldwide who can already claim to be purchasing completely carbon-neutral electricity, with the remainder coming from wind farms, solar arrays, and renewable gas captured from landfills.
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