- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Durango is going to buy 100 percent renewable energy from La Plata Electric Association this year.

Customers pay a premium of 9 cents per 100 kilowatt hours for electricity produced from non-fossil fuels, such as solar, hydroelectric power or wind.

The Durango Herald reports (http://tinyurl.com/po3kqus ) the city’s green-power purchases this year are expected to offset 6,360 metric tons of carbon emissions from burning coal.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com