Posts Tagged "Municipal Utilities"

“This would save us money, and that will eventually hit our ratepayers’ pocketbooks in a good way.”

– Hannibal, Missouri public works manager Robert Stevenson on the city’s approval of a contract to meet up to 20 percent of its annual electricity needs with wind energy, saving the city $720,000 a year in energy costs. The deal is predicated on the completion of the Grain Belt transmission line, which would carry wind from Kansas eastward.

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“Cities can help shift the culture so there is more support for renewable energy at the state level and around the country.”

– Traverse City, Michigan Mayor Jim Carruthers regarding city council approval of a resolution to shift all of the city’s operations to 100 percent renewable energy by 2020. Currently, the city utility gets 43 percent of its electricity from coal,11 percent from renewables, 9 percent from natural gas and 37 percent through market purchases.

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