Top Ten Cities For Green Utility Companies.

April 11, 2007

Is your city on the list? Probably not, as most cities barely even bother with this kind of stuff, which is a shame. But the organization Informed Building has assembled a list of the top 10 green utility companies in the nation, and it is definitely worth a peek to see where your city stands.

Living in Los Angeles, surely the hotbed of sustainability (not), I did not expect to find us on this list. And sure enough, we were not there. It seems like the Pacific Northwest has a big lead on everyone in terms of the amount of cities that are greening themselves, but Austin, Texas came in at number 1. The entire list?

1 Austin Energy
2 Portland General Electricb
3 Florida Power & Light
4 PacifiCorpcd
5 Xcel Energyef
6 Basin Electric Power Cooperative
7 Sacramento Municipal Utility District
8 National Gridghi
9 OG&E Electric Services
10 Puget Sound Energy

Texas, of all places….go figure. But I know Austin is a real green city and prides itself on its sustainability. Even This Old House is remodeling a house there this season with green building materials. I was hoping to find Taos on the list, as we loved it so much, but alas, it was not. I guess it is kind of small right now to invest in green utilities. But still…I was hoping.

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