Aspen preps 100 percent renewable-energy goal by 2015

The Aspen City Council on Tuesday met with energy experts as part of its goal to achieve 100 percent renewable energy in Aspen by 2015.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy affiliate, has been tasked with reviewing Aspen’s Canary Initiative, which set the carbon-neutral goal. Tuesday’s work session was the first of three between Aspen and the lab. The second meeting will take place in January, and the third will take place in the spring, when the council will gather info and determine which energy resources to pursue.