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Green Speaker Series: Pure Power
Ameren Missouri's Pure Power program allows consumers to support the development of local renewable energy. When power is generated by renewable sources, such as wind turbines, the electricity is not the only output or benefit. The others are environmental – minimizing pollution, slowing the depletion of finite fuel resources, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The actual power is sold to the local grid, and the environmental benefits can be packaged as Renewable Energy Credits and sold as a commodity. Proceeds from the sale go toward supporting the development of local renewable energy. When customers enroll in Pure Power, Ameren Missouri buys local, certified, Renewable Energy Credits and retires them on behalf of the customers.
How much of a difference can it make? According to Ameren Missouri's website, “The average residential customer who enrolls [in Pure Power] for a year will eliminate 18,665 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere - the same as not driving a car for 19 months.”
Come hear Debra Pottinger of 3Degrees, the firm managing the program for Ameren Missouri, speak on Pure Power in the November edition of the Green Speaker Series. Debra left a career in interior design for something she's passionate about: renewable energy.
The talk will be Thursday November 15th, at 7 pm at Longview Farm Park at 13525 Clayton Road, Town & Country, MO 63141. It will last no longer than an hour, and is free and open to the public. The Green Speaker Series is sponsored by Town & Country's Green Team Commission.
Re-usable grocery bags will be given away at the talk.
|Where||Longview Farm Park 13525 Clayton Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63141|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 pm–8:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Longview Farm Park
This park is unique, with its horse stable on property and horses grazing in the field on park grounds. When arriving at the park, you drive by the Longview Farm House and the stables. The is also no shortage of dogs at this park, but they are required to be on leashes. The walking path is full of locals enjoying the park's green pastures with their best friends. It also has picnic pavilion, playground, restrooms, tennis court and a lake.