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Earlier this month, Aspen, Colorado became one of only three U.S. cities to run on 100% renewable electricity.Earlier this month, Aspen, Colorado became one of only three U.S. cities to run on 100% renewable electricity.

Aspen Becomes Third City To Use 100 Percent Renewable Energy

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Now here’s some seriously green bragging rights.

Earlier this month, Aspen, Colorado became one of only three U.S. cities to run on 100% renewable electricity.

The skiing mecca of America joins the ranks of Greensburg, Kansas and Burlington, Vermont, which went 100 percent renewable in 2013 and 2014, respectively

Serving a population of just over 6,600, the city generates its renewable energy supply from a combination of wind, hydro, geothermal heat, and solar. The move to 100 percent came after it made the switch from 75 percent to fully renewable in August when it signed a contract with the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, a wholesale electric energy provider.

The city’s commitment to green energy has been a decade in the making. Back in 2005, Aspen created the Canary Initiative, which recognizes mountain communities like Aspen as “canaries in the coal mine” due to their sensitivity to climate change.

Aspen energy official David Hornbacher told the Aspen Times, the city has shown how “a small, progressive community can work together to be a pathway for others…[and] we hope we can inspire others to achieve these higher goals.”

Aspen’s transition to complete renewable energy is definitely commendable and a great example for other cities. Mother Nature Network reports other cities aiming for 100% renewable electricity include San Diego, San Jose, and San Francisco. Aspen has definitely proved it’s possible.

Via Huffington Post 

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