Can A City Run On 100% Renewable Energy? The Last Time the Globe Warmed 9 months ago   14:29

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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?

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Max Andersen
Good job Burlington!
BRIAN ROGERS
RUN THE NUMBERS AND DO THE MATH YOU LEFTY MORONS AND YOU WILL SEE THE NUMBERS ARE NOT EVEN CLOSE.....BIOMASS, SOLAR, WIND, AND OTHER GREEN ARE NOT ENOUGH. UNLESS YOU WANT TO SIT IN A COLD HOUSE IN THE WINTER AND A HOT HOUSE IN THE SUMMER..…..BY THE WAY, WOOD CHIPS ARE NOT RENEWABLE YOU TOTAL FOOLS!!!! YOUR CARBON FOOT PRINT IS GIANT WHILE BURNING WOOD CHIPS..!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN, FINED AND IMPRISONED !!1
Heath Barrett
Its not about if its possible... its about if it is economically feasible. Its not.
joshua van gelder
FUSION!!!!! it is like almost here it like why not use sea water we have more than enough (it is hard to fuse btw)
Martin A
They burn then the argument is that trees can be grown back to take the carbon up. Well we can grow trees to take up co2 from gas and. Coal too. A shorter cycle doesn't change the principle.
Martin A
It is no greener than gas or coal
Richard Eric Thompson
The Mayor said more than 100% renewable, what kind of crazy talk is this? There is no such thing as more than 100%.
ecbravo999
What a bunch on ignorant people.
Cnn is Fakenews
Climate extremists are a doomsday cult trying to bring about mass death. Where is the plan for growing food for billions of people without fossil fuel?
SkylineToTheSeaAndMe
Never can a city run on 100% renewable energy. And no city in America or anywhere else in the world does. Anyone who states that as fact is spouting or espousing a false lie and fallacy (fabrication). They are full of shit. Their city is on the grid. The sun isn't always shining. The wind isn't always blowing. Renewable energy is the dirtiest and most inefficient in the world. It is not even possible with current technology (probably for another century or more). Their is a bunch of false leftist propaganda being promoted, and ignorant people who don't do their due diligence research, eat it up as "feel good" fact.
Amey24 Xxx
How is burning the wood chips help the environment ???
Louis Denvet
We got them same parakeets in NY. Yo if Darwin is right, shouldn't animals just adapt or die. Them birds are very smart, they about to be comp for the sparrows and speckled starlings. They're very noisy too, but they don't hang around in the fall. They must fly to Florida or something.
Luis Mediavilla
consider biomasss renewable...
Greg Hamilton
So how long till they run the forest out of topsoil?
harland fazardo
Are they connected to a power grid, if so then there not really running on only renewable energy
Killah Priest
possible... just gotta figure out how to fix the battery problem... theres a lot of ethical shit burning wood its not as green as what people think it is
Geo T
It's a complete lie (on a Trumpian scale) to claim that things built and maintained with fossil fuels are "100% renewable." The worst part of it is industrial wind power, the most invasive form of sprawl ever created, and it really doesn't reduce carbon. See these links: http://google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=wind+farm+mountain
http://google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=wind+farm+ocean
https://www.google.com/search?q=wind+turbines+noise+infrasound
https://www.google.com/search?q=wind+turbines+birds+bats+kill
https://www.google.com/search?q=germany+energiewende+co2+emissions+failure
https://www.google.com/search?q=wind+energy+backlash
https://www.google.com/search?q=cubic+mile+of+oil
Henri Sakakini
Learn how to use clean solar alternative power http://www.astro-vision-avenir.com/index_Eng.html
Carlos Ortiz
Where do the woodchips from the train come from?
Elijah Thompson
What about bamboo
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