By Robert Valverde, Lawrence Journal World
The City of Lawrence is preparing to make millions of dollars worth of facility
upgrades — including solar panels, LED lights and smart thermostats — in order to make its operations more energy-efficient. “The savings each year would be the same as taking over 750 cars off the road and planting over 3,000 tress, in terms of an environmental benefit,” said Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator for Lawrence and Douglas County. Continue reading.
Photo: A computer rendering shows solar panels on the roof of Fire Station Number 5, 1911 Steward Avenue in Lawrence, Kansas. About $11.4 million of sustainability projects have been added to the city’s capital improvement plan for 2017.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- Here’s How Two Midwestern Utilities Can Spend $5 Billion On New Wind Farms And Lower Their Electric Rates, Forbes
- Federal agencies look to tap into the health benefits of energy efficiency, Midwest Energy News
- Westar Energy Building 1 MW Community Solar Project, Solar Industry Magazine
- Brattle: Market forces push coal off the Texas grid, Utility Dive
- Texas Cooperative Secures $68 Million USDA Loan for Rural Solar and Storage, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
- Doubling Down on the Market-Based Transformation, Rocky Mountain Institute
- Boulder: City-owned utility would be cost effective, cleaner, Utility Dive
- PSE&G completes solar + storage project at New Jersey school, Utility Dive
- What is the future for energy policies? Stanford News
[Nations] across the globe are implementing the climate commitments they made in Paris, and the U.S. clean energy industry wants a piece of this massive economic pie.