19 Feb '12, 10pm

Cincinatti Could Have 100% Clean Energy

Cincinatti Could Have 100% Clean Energy

The city of Cincinatti (pop. 296,000) is exploring a new power portfolio that could result in the whole city having renewable energy . Another positive development is that the new system might be finalized without adding much in costs to ratepayers, perhaps as little as a one percent increase. City officials are using an approach that worked in the city of Oak Park, Illinois where power providers were required to submit bids of the cheapest electricity and from renewables. They noted the difference wasn’t so great, so it was decided the extra cost was acceptable in light of the benefits to public health and the environment. If approved, Cincinattii’s renewable energy plan might actually be producing power by the summer of 2012. “This is probably the biggest opportunity we’ll have over the next several years to dramatically reduce Cincinnati’s carbon footprint, ” said a cit...

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