GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado city is set to become the nation's seventh municipality, run entirely from renewable energy sources.
On Wednesday, the Post Independent reported that the mayor of Glenwood Springs and an official of the Energy Agency of Nebraska signed an electricity supply contract during a public ceremony Wednesday at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.
Mayor Jonathan Godes says the contract, which begins on June 1, will "provide 100 percent renewable energy" with no additional tariff increases for residents of the city 157 miles (253 kilometers) west of Denver.
In April, the city council unanimously approved the purchase of electricity through a wholesale contract with the agency.
The city states in a statement that the switch to 100% wind power will prevent 77,156 tonnes of CO2 emissions that would have been generated by fossil fuels.