How does the city of Houston think to alleviate a $150 million annual electricity bill? According to the Houston Chronicle, through wind:
Hoping to stabilize a $150 million annual electricity bill, Houston officials have negotiated a contract to ensure that a third of the city’s power is generated by wind.
If approved, the contract would make Houston a leader among local governments across the country using renewable energy.
The mandate for wind as part of the annual 1.3 billion kilowatt hours needed to power city buildings, street lights and water plants comes from Mayor Bill White, who has made energy conservation a theme of his tenure.
Very cool. It’s nice to read that Houston is doing good, proactive things to help the environment and be fiscally-responsible.
- Wind behind city’s new power plan; If contract wins OK, controlling cost of electricity should be a breeze — by the Houston Chronicle