City of Binghamton shifting to 100 percent renewable energy

WBNG | April 23, 2019

The City of Binghamton is continuing its efforts to go green. It’s shifting to use 100 percent renewable energy for all of its municipal operations. “It’s anything and everything that is powered at city hall. our fire stations, our police stations, our water plant, city hall, our street lights,” said Binghamton Mayor Rich David. The city will purchase renewable energy certificates. The certificates are a way for Binghamton to use wind-powered electricity without being physically tied to a source. “Obviously there’s not a windmill or a wind turbine nearby. It’s generated elsewhere in the country but we’re able to purchase or get access to that through the certificates. So we purchase the certificates or credits, and it allows us access to electric that’s generated from a source we’re not connected to,” said Mayor David. “Obviously there’s not a windmill or a wind turbine nearby. It’s generated elsewhere in the country but we’re able to purchase or get access to that through the certificates. So we purchase the certificates or credits, and it allows us access to electric that’s generated from a source we’re not connected to,” said Mayor David. “It’s really important for us to protect the environment, to combat climate change, and to work to create the green energy jobs of tomorrow because there is a massive economic benefit for the communities on the front lines of these green energy initiatives,” said Mayor David.

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