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December 12th 2014

Use Renewable Energy

By path2positive

Transitioning to renewable energy, such as wind or solar, will prepare and provide a healthy future for your citizens’ well being. There are many ways you can make a positive impact. Start by assessing your community’s energy needs and abilities. Consulting with a renewable energy specialist will help to determine your best options.

Showcase the pocketbook and public health benefits that accompany renewable power investments to engage your community and create demand. There are many ways to work with businesses and local utility companies to make renewable energy an affordable choice for local government, residents, and businesses. Here are a few recommendations:

  • Support and enhance utility programs that either provide credits and/or rewards to consumers who limit their amount of energy/water use. Allow the purchase of a portion of electricity from renewable sources through renewable energy credits (RECs), or through direct Power Purchase Agreements that spur investments in additional renewable generation.
  • Work with businesses like solar panel companies to provide local rebates, incentives and/or leasing options for consumers to easily afford and install.

Explore the resources below for more ideas.

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