27 Sep '13, 3pm

Going All In with Renewable Energy

Today the town is among a growing number of jurisdictions that generates all of its electricity from renewable energy. An ariel view of Greensburg before (left) and after the tornado (right). Credit: City of Greensburg. Greensburg achieved a goal that many see as pie-in-the-sky. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore several years ago drew jeers from his political critics when he proposed that the U.S. go all green within a decade. The jury remains out about the plausibility of a U.S.-size economy functioning with all renewables anytime soon. But Greensburg, with a population of less than 1,000 people, has demonstrated that it can work on a small scale. Others have done the same, among them Güssing, Austria; King Island, Australia; and Naturstrom, Germany. It's not just cities with the ambition. Eight nations are 100 percent renewable or moving in that direction: Denmark, Icel...

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