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CBC: Could the city of Guelph run solely on renewable energy?

City of Guelph, Guelph, renewable energy, Kirby Calvert, energy, environment, sustainabilityA city run entirely on renewable energy.

It might seem like a pipe dream, but it’s a goal some communities around the globe are setting.

Residents in Guelph are being asked to start a conversation on the topic by Emerge Guelph, an organization that offers advice to residents on how to save money on energy and how they can help the environment.

“We know that, in theory, it’s possible. It is absolutely possible to be a 100 percent renewable energy city,” said University of Guelph assistant professor and energy expert Kirby Calvert, who will be part of an event later this month.

“The question is what we’re willing to do to achieve that.”

It could mean solar panels. It could mean wind turbines. It could mean harnessing geothermal energy.

Or it could mean buying energy from another entity that produces the renewable energy.

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