By Donna Westfall – Jan. 17, ’18 –
- DMV – Got in and out without an appointment in about 35 minutes, but noticed the American Flag on the outside flagpole is tattered – needs to be replaced. Told the clerk, who was really nice and helpful, and she said she’d relay the message to her supervisor.
- WalMart had Organic Mushrooms, 8 oz for $2.08 when all others over $3.
- DN County jail/office building looking so much better now that it’s been painted and cleaned up. Thanks to Alan Windogradov and his crew, taking charge of the maintenance.
- Guy asked me if I knew if Mental Health was being investigated by the Grand Jury. I have no idea.
- The Thai House restaurant closed, which I didn’t know. They closed two weeks ago. Well, shoot.
- Three guys attended this morning’s Town Hall Meeting to talk about solar power and turning Crescent City into a model city meeting it’s needs through renewable sources.
In researching, I found Burlington, Vermont, the first city in the United States, that’s meeting it’s electricity needs 100% through using renewables. That town has a population of 42,000 and are very environmentally conscious. Utilizing 100% renewable energy since in 2014 through Biomass (44%), Hydro power plant (35%) Wind and Solar energy (21%).
As soon as Burlington hit the milestone, Moody’s upgraded their credit rating. Something the City of Crescent City could probably use based on their bad decisions with the $43.8 million Wastewater Treatment Plant loan.
Back to Vermont. The video story stated that renewable energy is costlier than fossil fuels, but people in Burlington haven’t seen a rate increase in nine years. That’s because their electric company sells renewable energy credits to other states. (Credit to CGTN America/YouTube.com.)
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Bernie Sanders was mayor of Burlington when the programs noted above were started. Burlington is a very progressive town.