County commissioners in Traverse City, Michigan have unanimously adopted a resolution committing to source 100 percent of the energy for municipal operations from wind, solar, geothermal and landfill gas by 2020. They have created a Green Team to identify ways of meeting the goal, which will power the city’s streetlights, water plants and government buildings with clean energy within the next five years. Traverse city used about 11,000 megawatt-hours of electricity in 2011. Nearly 20 other cities across the U.S. have set the same goal and three have already achieved it.
– via the Traverse City Record Eagle