GEORGETOWN, Texas, a city of 50,000 inhabitants, will offer 100% wind and solar energy by January 2017.
If you thought that this big change in energy supply has been triggered by Georgetown’s environmental conscience, you would have been very wrong. Jim Briggs, interim city manager of Georgetown explains, “We didn’t do this to save the world – we did this to get a competitive rate and reduce the risk for our consumers.”
Indeed, in this Texan city, renewable energy is cheaper and more stable than non-renewable since it does not suffer from the variations in the price of fossil fuels.
Whatever the reasons, Georgetown is going green and will hopefully lead the way for other texan cities to take advantage of the fact that Texas is “America’s largest wind power producer” and one of the best solar resource areas in the United States.
H/T: The Guardian