Just north of the state capital, the small south Texas city of Georgetown is one of the fastest growing cities under 100,000 population; and, it’s one of the nation’s leaders in renewable energy. An outspoken advocate on the issue is Georgetown’s conservative, Republican mayor. Dale Ross has become a surprise champion of renewable energy, a title which he proudly embraces. “That’s true, I’m a conservative Republican, but when we made a decision on our public utilities department to go 100% renewable energy, first and foremost it was a business decision, and then what we’ve understood since then is all the environmental benefits that go along with that, Mayor Ross told WBAP/KLIF.” The city is 100% powered by wind and solar energy. Mayor Ross says as a result electricity costs are some of the lowest in Central Texas.
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