Aspen, Colorado swaps coal for wind to become 3rd city to run solely on renewable energy

Downtown Aspen (Courtesy Daniel Case / Flickr)

Downtown Aspen (Courtesy Daniel Case / Flickr)

Fossil fuel dependency is now a thing of the past for this municipality on Colorado’s Western Slope. Aspen has just announced that it’s only the third city to kick the habit and is fully reliant on renewable energy sources.

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New SimCity “Green Utopias” Offer Futuristic Glimpse of Imagined Cities

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Monday, November 4, 2013
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SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow Allows Players to Plan Virtual Futuristic Utopias. (Courtesy EA, Inc)

SimCity: Cities of Tomorrow Allows Players to Plan Virtual Future Utopias. (Courtesy EA)

In 50 to 75 years, SimCity, the virtual city-building game just about every architect or planner has played around with at some point, imagines an average metropolis taking two routes—a sustainability-based, green utopia or a money-driven, oil-dependent corruption—and gives players the tools to construct these futures.

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