30 Apr '16, 2pm

#go #PaloAlto #snetoday

#go #PaloAlto #snetoday

Palo Alto owns all of its own utilities, which makes it easy for the town to control where its energy is coming from. And it’s one of only a handful of cities across the world that can claim to run on 100% renewable energy. The city currently gets 50% of its power from hydro-electric dams. In addition to hydro energy, the town buys wind and solar energy, and it also uses methane gas that is captured from landfills. If, for some reason, all of the city’s energy needs can’t be filled with renewable sources, the town says that it will use renewable energy certificates to purchase non-renewable power.

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