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Boulder Commits To Going 100 Percent Renewable

Green Lifestyle  (tags: Environment, Climate, Renewable Energy, Green Energy, Colorado )

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Boulder, Colorado, announced Wednesday that it would commit to being powered by 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, making it the 17th U.S. city to make such a pledge.

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Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 12:31 am

Judy C (97)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 12:40 am
According to a statement from the Colorado Geological Survey:

"Colorado had a short-lived experience with nuclear-fueled, electric generation. The Fort Saint Vrain nuclear power plant near Platteville was built in the 1970s. This was an experimental type of facility and proved to be so expensive and problem plagued that after 13 years of operation it was converted to a natural-gas-powered plant. Unless the nation as a whole decides to return to nuclear-fueled power plants, it is unlikely that this fuel source will be a factor in Colorado electricity generation."

The people of Colorado also remember the notorious Rocky Flats, where nuclear weapons were manufactured for four decades. It became a Superfund site after operations were permanently closed down in 1993.

Freya H (356)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 5:49 am
Three cheers for Boulder, and for all cities that pledge to go 100% renewable - and keep their promises.

Animae C (514)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 6:12 am

TY Judy

JL A (282)
Saturday September 3, 2016, 8:53 am
thanks for sharing the good news Judy--the local level is showing itself to be far more progressive than state and federal levels in so many places

Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 5:22 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 7:20 am
What about the rest of the world?

Lisa M (17)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 7:29 am

Winn A (179)
Sunday September 4, 2016, 5:45 pm

Cyn F (137)
Monday September 12, 2016, 12:34 pm
Noted. Ty

Mitchell D (104)
Monday September 12, 2016, 1:29 pm
Sounds good to me. I have a cousin in Boulder.
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