Cincinnati is Largest US City to Use 100% Renewable Energy

Cincinnati is Largest US City to Use 100% Renewable Energy

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Cincinnati view by Pam Broviak-Flickr-CCGreater Cincinnati is on the leading edge of the green movement – maybe not in showy ways like curbside composting or light rail, but in all the green you don’t see.

Cincinnati is the largest city in the country to get all of its electricity from alternative energy sources, and it has the third-most homes certified under the U.S. Green Business Council’s Leadership in Engineering and Design standards. The region is also a leader in LEED-certified schools.

Since 2012 the city has been buying energy from First Energy Solutions on behalf of 60,000 residents and small businesses — all of it supplied by renewable sources and saving customers 21 percent vs what Duke energy charges.

(READ the full story in Cincinnati Enquirer from April 21)

Photo credit: Pam Broviak via Flickr -CC license

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