Can A City Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

Can A City Run On 100% Renewable Energy?

In 2014 Burlington, Vermont became the first city in the United States to run on 100% Renewable Energy. But how do they actually do it? What’s their secret?

18 Comments on “Can A City Run On 100% Renewable Energy?”

  1. This is a great video.
    Even though solar panels constitute 1% of Burlington's energy, that could be significantly increased if solar panels were on ALL roofs of houses, public buildings and businesses–as well as over all roads and parking lots.

  2. So, following this idea through, according to my really rough calculations of tree density, harvesting times, and population density; if the rest of Oregon decided to follow suit they would need to reduce their population by 75%

  3. FeeltheBern. Yes, I am coughing, from 2 million TONS of EXTRA, BENNIE EMISSIONS/yr, to replace (Closed 12-2014), NRC Lic. 2032 VT YANKEE Nuclear Plant's 630 MW of Electrical Generation. According to ISO New England, NE REGIONAL TOTAL Emissions UP by 2.9%! RE CAN'T cut emissions BUT NUCLEAR CAN! DO THE MATH!! Not the LAWYER BERNIE POLITICS! Burning Trees to generate Boston's Electrical Power == RE Insanity.

  4. Thanks for this video! I'm currently writing a research paper and policy proposal on how to promote renewable energy in large cities. Its very helpful to learn from this case in the United States.

  5. 60,000 trees per year is the rate of burning up .. how close is the argument that trees grow back .. how many years do a tree take to re grow to be reused?? .. What a shitty argument!

  6. butty but but ! i heard that this "younger trees absorb more energy " is actually false . as trees get older their ability to absorb carbon increases soooooo . . . whos right and whos wrong ? e.e

  7. Use solarized e-trikes/trailers. Place 900watts of flex panels on the e-trike and 900watts of flex panels on the trailer.
    Use extension cords on the panels to allow for easy switching for other uses.
    1000s of individuals using mobile solar will both supply and reduce energy (biomass)

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  9. Qinghai province of China had been running purely renewable for a month. It's larger than Texas and has about 5.2 million population.

  10. Wood chips aren't really renewable. It relies on refinement and constant consumption of other goods. If people aren't making houses or buying furniture there's no wood chips at the mill. That will leave you chopping down trees just for wood chips then at that point you just have a wood burning steam generator.

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