No global warming at Seattle power company

Seattle City Light is no longer contributing to global warming, a feat no other major public utility in the nation has accomplished, officials announced Wednesday.

"We can power our city without toasting the planet," boasted Mayor Greg Nickels from the utility’s control center in Ballard.

City Light has reached a goal set 10 years ago of no "net emissions" of greenhouse gases through conservation, an emphasis on renewable energy and paying others to curb pollution.

They pay corporations to reduce pollution, and credit that reduction towards their goal. So the accounting here might seem a bit odd, however Seattle deserves big credit for standing up and doing the right thing.

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