Columbia Water and Light will talk renewable energy at a weekend fair

Sep 7, 2012

Columbia Water and Light is taking this weekend’s Sustainable Living Fair as an opportunity to talk about the city’s progress in renewable energy usage. Columbia currently has a requirement that 2 percent of the electric portfolio include energy generated from renewable resources.

Columbia Water and Light’s Connie Kacprowicz said the city has surpassed the mandate with plans to go well beyond 5 percent at the end of this year. Kacprowicz said the city is making great strides as well as developing a diverse resource list.

“We have a variety of renewable resources here in Columbia. Not only do we have wind but we have solar as well as some projects like where we’re capturing landfill gas and creating energy out of that,” Kacprowicz said.

More information will be available at the Sustainable Living Fair taking place Sunday at Columbia College.