Sunday, August 9, 2009

Healthier Environment for Marin County Residents?

Marin residents may be on the verge of saving money and reducing carbon emissions. On July 20th, Local Power Work LLC, will make their bid, to the Marin Energy Authority, hoping to win supporters by offering prices below, or at what PG&E charges. Their bid will focus on creating, not only more jobs, but "green" jobs and, at the same time, improve the quality of life for those living in Marin. In addition, they will provide more than seventy-five percent of Marin's electricity through "green" energy sources.

The new bid is made up of four phases and will maximize Marin's carbon footprint. The four phases are as follows:

1. Provide more efficient energy, smart grid / load control and initiate a residential photovoltaic program

2. Additional clean energy provided by wind source and industrial / commercial photovoltaic program

3. Cooperatives of wind power

4. Partnerships based on municipalities including hydroelectric power and landfill gas use

The plan also includes Marin resident participation by making solar power available to each and every customer. The focus will be to involve the Marin community and hopefully create a much cleaner, more efficient and healthier Marin County.

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