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Becoming an Energy-Independent City

The City of San Jose, California is on its way to becoming the nation's first energy-independent city, deriving all of its energy from renewable sources.
August 5, 2009, 9am PDT | Nate Berg
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Biogas is a major element of the city's "Green Vision". The gas is derived from landfills and converted into electrical energy.

"Renewable biogas, which contains methane, will help power the nation's 10th-largest city, which hopes to reduce its per capita energy use by 50% and get the remaining 50% from renewable sources, says Jennifer Garnett, spokeswoman for San Jose Environmental Services Department."

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Published on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 in USA Today
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