Cities Choosing Greener Future
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