Cities Choosing Greener Future

Several big cities across the nation are making serious commitments to sustainable energy.
August 19, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Renewable energy supporters cheered when John Kerry, in his Democratic convention acceptance speech, called for an American energy future that relies on our 'own ingenuity and innovation and not the Saudi royal family.'

Maybe grass-roots America understands already. Coast to coast, for example, states are setting minimum percentages of renewable energy -- solar, wind, geothermal -- that they require utilities to achieve. About half the states are funding energy efficiency programs.

Standouts among big cities showing serious commitments to green buildings and reduced fossil fuel consumption include Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Portland, Seattle, Austin, Phoenix and Los Angeles."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 in The Washington Post Writers Group
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