Burlington VT Now Entirely Powered By Renewable Sources



One hundred percent of the electricity powering Burlington — Vermont’s largest city — will come from wind, water, biomass, and other sources of renewable energy, bringing the city to the forefront of a nationwide movement to make businesses and cities more environmentally-friendly.

Burlington’s goal was reached when the city bought the 7.4-megawatt Winooski 1 hydroelectric project on the Winooski River earlier this month, the Associated Press reported. The purchase led the city to join the Washington Electric Co-operative, an energy system that already powers thousands of households across northern and central Vermont — an area that went 100 percent green earlier this year. Read More

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