How One Conservative Texas Town Went We’ve Ignored Climate Change 3 months ago   08:28

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Georgetown, TX is a conservative city in the middle of oil and gas country that’s committed to 100% renewable energy, and we could learn a lot from them.

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Special thanks to the city of Georgetown and Mayor Dale Ross.
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Jake Norrie
So proud of my little city!
Gamma Ray
Amazing
tuco james
City Al Gore Featured in Movie Is Losing Millions After Going 100% Green Energy
https://w-vidz.com/videow/B4uuXfiQNqQ&j=8i&frzhubeqt=10
THE SILENT GOD
Actually, according to latest reports, this town is losing big money due to their variable renewables plan...
Mr. Boomguy
Best republican mayer I have seen.
Jake
Please please please! I’m begging all elected officials, regardless of party affiliation, make decisions based on facts. The stereotypes associated with what you are ‘supposed’ to believe or choose based on affiliation are extremely damaging!! This is a perfect example of fact based decisions regardless of affiliation and stereotypes.
Amy Sternheim
This is like the coal mining history museum in Kentucky that put up solar panels to save long term money.
rockenrollbass
"It's not rocket science." Tell that to ted Cruz and your Republican buds.
Sergio Díaz Nila
the words we use affect our thinking, and i'm convinced USA is hurting itself a lot by the false equivalence that liberal equals democrat. No, Liberal is not any random person that says "i'm a liberal" and then joins a party and then adopts the party agenda. No a Liberal is anyone that follows any of the branches of the general ideology of Liberalism, like Economic Liberalism (What Adam Smith created) or Classical Liberalism (what Austrian School created) or NeoLiberalism (more Austrian School Economists defending Classical Liberalism) or Social Democracy (Keynesianism) Both Republicans & Democrats are Liberals.
Itoro Okon
Not everybody on Earth has access to electricity.
ELK
Never mind that Williamson County voted for Beto O'Rourke over Ted Cruz and voted for the Democrat over Republican incumbent John Carter.

Yeah, so much for that mumbo jumbo about being in the hotbed of conservatism.

And forget about how we've been told for over a century how oil is a fossil fuel and how it's a depleting resource all the while oil pockets keep refilling and we have ample amounts of oil. There's some fact based science that repeatedly observable but who cares about real science right?
Appaloosa Dreams
I'm a die hard Bernie Sanders' fan and I love this guy!!!
THE SILENT GOD
100% Renewables is not our real goal, our real goal is quitting fossil fuels and switching to 100% clean energy. insisting blindly on 100%renewables and opposing, excluding nuclear, which is a very powerful empirically proven tool, will mean winning the fight against climate change will be practically impossible.
THE SILENT GOD
in other words, it's only 100% renewable if you ignore the fact that most of the energy in the grid still comes from fossil fuels. this is just a cheap world play, it is not a real 100% renewable electricity town. you are misleading people
Greg Kientop
If you understand intermittency, then you should also be aware also of battery banks, flywheel energy storage, pumped hydro storage, compressed air storage, and soon... super capacitors. Any SMART grid will have these to balance intermittency. Still attached to your dumb grid? Can't help you there. If your thinking is still intermittently stuck in the 1900s, look them up. No magic bullets, -the magic is in the final result. The resulting grid is more complicated, but also more resilient and adaptable.
Mario D. Zmaj
praising republicans for going clean is like praising a junkie for not shooting dope up their veins. Like, I got through my whole life without using dope, where are my compliments?
Andrei Canonazo
6:35 I think Yeah
Norbert Baylon
This story makes me smile....my faith in humanity is restored(a bit but at least)
penguins forall
That kind of business deal is called collective bargaining. The more you know.
fuckfannyfiddlefart
Now the mayor just needs to go 100% whole food vegan!
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