22 Jul '11, 2pm

Fewer than 25% of Local Governments Use Alternative Energy, Says Report

Interesting study but lacking in an understanding of the local government’s actual source carbon content and degree of locally derived alternative energy already included in the utility provided source energy. When numerous local governments are already receiving 25 to 95% ‘clean’ energy there is no need to go off and carelessly spend taxpayers’ dollars on renewable energy systems that will have little to no impact on net carbon emissions. Rather than lead with how many local governments have a renewable energy program/commitment it would be far better to start the process by evaluating how many local governments understand their source energy composition. Then continue to survey those whose source energy is less than 10% renewable: inclusive of solar, wind, hydro, tidal, and bio-mass and/or clean (nuclear or geo-thermal) energy based to determine if they have plans to add...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/07/22/fewer-than-...

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