Denton to go 70% Renewables by 2019
Denton emerged as a national leader in sustainable energy when the city’s municipal electric provider, Denton Municipal Electric, announced a partnership with a wind energy provider to make 40% of Denton’s energy portfolio renewable.
The citizens have made it clear: they want us to go farther and they want us to do it in a way that keeps our rates low.
Today, Denton announced an aggressive and ambitious plan to continue our regional and national leadership in sustainable energy by jumping our renewable numbers from 40% to 70% by 2019. By building state of the art, clean-burning gas-fueled quick start energy generation plants, Denton is taking local control of our energy needs and weaning us off some of the dirtiest energy generation practices in the state. This quick start option allows us to rapidly scale our renewable portfolio in a way that increases reliability and stabilizes rates.
Local control. 70% renewables. Responsible rates. Another way that your city is leading the nation.
Go to http://www.renewabledenton.com/ to learn more about the plan and how you can get involved in the public process leading up to it.