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Relying on sustainable forms of energy is a goal of most cities to save on costs and at the same time to help reduce carbon foot print.
More and more cities and countries take pride in using renewable energy sources like solar, and wind turbines.
In Scotland, wind turbines powered its electricity needs for more than a day as reported by the website The Guardian. Electrical Association
"High winds on Sunday were strong enough to power the equivalent of all of Scotland's electricity needs for the day, according to environmentalists. The Met Office issued a yellow "be aware" weather warning covering much of the country as wind speeds reached 115mph on the top of the Cairngorms and gusts of more than 60mph hit towns in the north. The weather brought travel disruption, with some bridges closed, ferries cancelled and trains affected but helped boost the country's renewable energy production."
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More than a hundred days
Costa Rica for its part took pride in relying on sustainable energy for more than 100 days. Electrician
"The small Central American nation has generated 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources for the past 113 days, and the run isn't over yet. The country, which draws clean energy from a variety of renewable sources, still has its sights on a full year without fossil fuels. With a 113-day stretch of 100-percent renewable energy under its belt and several months left in the year, Costa Rica is edging closer to its target. Costa Rica could be on track to match the record set with its renewable energy production last year, which accounted for 99 percent of the country's electricity. That included 285 days powered completely by renewable sources, according to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute."
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The City of Las Vegas though has everything powered by renewable sources of energy. The Huffington Post published an article on this development.
"The achievement marks the completion of the city's nearly decade-long goal to fully transition to clean energy only ― a project that was expedited after the city partnered with public utility company NV Energy almost a year ago. While all government facilities are now only powered by renewable energy, many residential and commercial buildings are not. Officials were able to make the announcement after Boulder Solar 1, a massive solar array in the southeast corner of Nevada, went on line last week. Boulder Solar 1, combined with other local sources of green energy like geothermal energy plants and solar panels placed throughout the city, will now provide 100 percent of the city's municipal power."
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Renewable sources of energy is clean energy.