Communities Committed to 100% Renewable Energy
The chart-illustrated above/below shows the cities across the US that already achieved or committed too 100% renewable energy. The size of the marker represents that size of the population the renewable energy initiative will serve. While the green represents the year in which achieve this goal. Lighter shades of green indicate a commitment date farther into the future. Click around the map and explore for yourself!
The Drive Towards 100% Renewable Energy
Remarkable progress is being made across the US to drive our society towards a more sustainable and reliable version of itself through renewable technologies. Legislation across the US on the state, city, and county levels are passing renewable energy mandates that will completely remove these communities off fossil fuel dependency. To date, a total of 32 US cities have committed to producing 100% of its energy from renewable sources. These sources primarily consist of hydroelectric, solar, and wind.
4 US cities have already achieved this great milestone by confirming they already acquire 100% of their energy from renewable sources. These cities include; Aspen, Burlington, Greensburg, and Scituate.
Burlington, Vermont one of the US first all renewable energy cities host an impressive portfolio of renewable energy sources that all the city to be on of the sustainable places in the world. 41% percent of the cities energy consumption comes from its McNeil Power Plant that runs on biomass. At this site organic waste is turned into over 145,000 MWH of energy. 25% percent of the of the cities energy comes from several hydro plant operation located all around the city. The remaining 34% of the cities energy is derived from a mixture of Solar and winds projects.
On the state level, Vermont has committed to producing 90% of all the states energy from renewable sources by 2050. This is just on of the great examples of communities realizing the benefits of renewable technologies and investing in their future and sustainability. Bills are currently on the floor in Hawaii and California to take both states to 100% renewable energy by 2045.
The vast majority of renewable initiative target completion dates into the near future. It seems more communities are taking heed. Everyday new cities are passing mandates committing to 100% energy from renewable sources. If your city has committed 100% renewable energy recently please comment below.