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Longmont’s Road to 100% Renewable Energy

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Several months ago the city of Longmont took a pledge to be 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030. The effort was spearheaded by Sustainable Resilient Longmont. This event is to educate individual effort to change lifestyles toward more renewable energy as well to reach out to other cities in the area to get citizens to change their lifestyles.

“The more we can advocate for cleaner energy, the more chances we have for seeing these things through.”

Abby Driscoll, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Resilient Longmont, says the organization focuses on action from citizens to get power from renewable resources. Longmont’s electric co-op is able to help citizens advocate for the kind of renewable resources they want powering their homes. Right now the Platte River Power Authority is at about 30% renewable energy – with only 12 years to get to 100%. However, that doesn’t include the full force of all renewable options, so the increase can happen fast when all sources are included such as wind and solar. “Wind and solar are the cheaper and cleaner alternatives to coal powered power plants,” says Driscoll.

With battery storage capabilities increasing, the future is right here for sustainable homes from sources that don’t pollute our air and water, “The more we can advocate for cleaner energy, the more chances we have for seeing these things through.”

They’re hosting a renewables fair this Saturday at Roosevelt Park in Longmont.

Details:

Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Location: Roosevelt Park Pavilion: 700 Longs Peak Ave. Longmont, CO

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 PM 

 

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