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Houston to become the capital of renewable energy in the United States?

iTechPost -- Houston, Texas has announced that it will be purchasing two million dollars worth of electricity created by renewable sources. This will make Houston, Texas, once a symbol of oil, the largest municipal consumer, by dollars, of renewable energy.

This buy of 140 megawatts (MW) of power from renewable sources is equal to half of the city's electrical demand. Consumers are usually charged for electricity by the kilowatt-hour - one thousand watts of electricity used over the course of one hour. The renewable energy that will be delivered to the people of Houston is equal to 623,000,000 kilowatt hours (kWh), or 623,000 megawatt hours (mWh) - enough to power 55,000 homes.

This new purchase, at least for the next two years, makes Houston the largest municipal buyer in the nation. The eco-fri


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 8:48:50 AM

we'll see how it goes in the longer run. So far, Houston has done at least a good job cleaning up its terribly polluted air.
HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2013 12:28:57 AM

renew what?
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 9:07:05 AM

Just stop subsidizing it.
tomok
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:50:14 AM

Houston to become the capital of renewable energy in the United States? Houston, in the middle of drilling and crude oil wells, they are buying two million dollars of Renewable Energy? I didn't think they knew about renewable anything. Make It So, as long as the electricty is cost effective and does Not cost more than other sources. Take care of your rate payers and no increase in the cost of necessary utilities!
Will wonders never cease! Next will be the second coming, a highly effective mass transist system, high mpg vehicles and pickups driven for what they are intended for and Not as daily driver one person vehicles! OMG! What Next?
It's Not Easy Being Green!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
DeeLA
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 2:26:06 AM

Good for Houston,
RogerB
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:55:53 AM



- Verrry Interrrresting . . . . . . . . .









Double_Golden
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:17:21 AM

ok...
PrinceLH
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:13:26 AM

That's fine.
pliskin
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:10:04 AM

Being one the world's major oil cities this Eco-capitol thing may be a long time coming. Given the shipping channel there and all we'll see. As we all know everything is bigger in Texas!
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:08:37 AM

We'll see.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:03:38 AM

At least somebody is headed in the right direction.
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:02:52 AM

They always do it bigger in Texas.
bill294
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Message Posted: Jun 24, 2013 12:01:52 AM

More jobs for TX. They keep doing things smart
rodzilla123
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:59:13 PM

Texas is SMART and has a lot going for it right now, primarily Capitalism!!!
ruca2012
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:55:40 PM

that is great why don't other states follow suit?
dbadave
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:54:11 PM

Houston, we have a problem
lonniei256
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:54:10 PM

We'll See.
PangON
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:53:29 PM

Good for Houston.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:50:17 PM

I like texas
they're smart
treeguy
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:47:46 PM

Who'd-a thunk it?
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:46:16 PM

Must be a Obama-loving liberal government.
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:46:12 PM

Puts them right back in the dissuade
CTarp
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:46:06 PM

Texas rocks!
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:44:56 PM

Interesting
sydb7
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:44:36 PM

ok
Shakleelady31
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:42:12 PM

Interesting.
texashoudini
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:40:22 PM

Another good move for Texas?
redhornet
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:36:44 PM

k
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:36:03 PM

Someone is making a lot of money on this
vibdata
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:35:28 PM

Good. But just wait until the sun goes out. Then they'll be right back to that ol' erl juice.
Marino5
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:30:39 PM

This will just tide them over until the next big thing comes along.
lin95688
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:26:04 PM

irony
theschmuck
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:25:19 PM

Just another example of the play on words to make it sound good for the public.
wmderrick
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:24:47 PM

This article makes me sick...
tonoplast
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:24:28 PM

Others should sit up and take notice.
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:24:03 PM

Doesn't pass the smell test.

EcoNutz in Texas? HELP!

This will likely be a losing proposition for the people but someone will profit handsomely, I'm sure.

Corruption is at the door.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:21:26 PM

kudos to Houston...thinking ahead?
pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:20:30 PM

Wait to see go to the next lol
Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:19:08 PM

Hope it reduces my extremely high electric bill.
TDIdave
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:14:25 PM

Awesome!
suzmar
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:11:10 PM

What a stupid idea powering 55,000 homes and probably at a larger cost that everyone else has to pay for so they can make meaningless announcements.
gta_guy
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:10:38 PM

Good for Houston
NO_SWEAT
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:10:07 PM

Ok
Aserdaten
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:09:43 PM

Does the largest purchase by a muncipality make them the capital of renewable energy? I think that's stretching the point somewhat. Headline is a bit misleading.
Catfish93001
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:06:18 PM

What a misleading headline.
serrog
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:03:37 PM

Very old news
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:03:22 PM

Hmmm...
gumbyrex
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:03:10 PM

Houston... two thumbs up!
MinaBella
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:02:13 PM

Will that pull gas prices down? Just kidding.
huey715
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 11:00:19 PM

Is the cost the same then great if not the I am sorry for the tax payer
joedriver36
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Message Posted: Jun 23, 2013 10:59:21 PM

ok
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