The Press Release below highlights the reputation Santa Monica and Santa Monicans are proud of.
Energy indepedence is the right direction for Santa Monica. And perhaps in addition to encouraging developers to build in energy eficient buildings in the city, the city of Santa Monica may explore the creation of an energy commission to pursue the creation of an electricity Department of Power, which may develop a city owned power generation company. That company may include the construction and placement of a couple high power wind turbine generators in Santa Monica bay or on the Santa Monica mountain, or at the Santa Monica Airport. Or perhaps Santa Monica may join forces with the City of Malibu and form a joint power company to supply electricity for our residents and businesses which comes from wind and solar energy, saving our cities and residents a lot of money. (see wind turbine video)
Check out the Magenn Power Floating Wind Turbines. These make work well in Santa Monica, and be attractive too.
SANTA MONICA PROMOTES ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
Santa MonicaÂs green building program is highlighted in New Energy for Cities, a report released today by the Apollo Alliance. Mayors from across the nation are pioneering new clean energy solutions that could help end our nationÂs oil addiction and create good jobs, according to the report.
"It's an honor for Santa Monica to be recognized for our work on green building." said Mayor Bob Holbrook. "We now have the highest number of LEED certified green buildings per capita in the country."
"Our cities arenÂt holding their breath waiting for leadership from Washington, D.C.," said Jerome Ringo, president of the Apollo Alliance. "They've declared energy independence by cutting oil use, investing in clean, homegrown power, and designing energy efficient buildings and communities. And theyÂre tying these programs to job quality standards, to ensure the benefits of the new energy economy are enjoyed by everyone. These investments are paying big dividends in healthier air and reduced dependence on foreign energy."
"Cities are setting a leadership standard that we hope Washington will one day follow," said Mayor Holbrook. "Santa Monica is encouraging the development of green buildings without burdening developers, building owners or occupants. WeÂre working on solutions that will protect our environment, create good jobs, and reduce our countryÂs dependence on foreign energy."
"Santa Monica has done a great job promoting clean energy," observed Carla Din, Western Regional field director of the Apollo Alliance. "The cityÂs comprehensive Green Building Design has helped to set a foundation for a more sustainable way of life. It enhances local resources, promotes energy efficiency and energy independence, helps to prevents harm to the natural environment, and strengthens the local economy."
New Energy for Cities highlights dozens of representative municipal programs that promote renewable power, reduce oil consumption, make buildings more efficient and promote smart growth.
The Apollo Alliance, whose member organizations represent more than 17 million Americans, is a broad coalition of labor, environmental, business and community organizations that are fighting for energy independence and good jobs. Apollo is pursuing a crash program for clean energy that will capitalize on American innovation and ingenuity, rebuild our cities, create good jobs for working families and ensure good stewardship of both the economy and our natural environment. For more information, visit www.apolloalliance.org.
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