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Zoo pledges to use all renewable power by 2021


August 22, 2019, 10:26 AM

The Detroit Zoo announced today that it would begin converting to 100 percent renewable energy, drawing all its power from Michigan "wind parks" in the upper and lower peninsulas. 

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The change was announced in a morning press conference at the zoo. 

The Detroit News reports:

The (power) contract, part of DTE Energy's MIGreenPower program, will take effect in 2021. The wind parks, two in mid-Michigan's Isabella County and one in the Upper Peninsula's Delta County, are scheduled for completion in late 2020.

...The zoo's sustainability efforts already include projects as wide-ranging as offsetting its energy consumption with carbon credits, using solar/electric golf carts for transportation, and feeding herbivore waste and food scraps into an anaerobic digester to create biogas that partially powers its on-site animal hospital.

The MIGreenPower is a voluntary program to help DTE customers reduct their carbon footprint.


Read more:  Detroit News


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