A total of 50 cities and towns across the United States have now committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar power. This week, the Truckee, California Town Council adopted a resolution to move to clean electricity town-wide by 2030, as well as all energy sources by 2050.
Such 100% clean energy commitments are already shaping the future of energy in communities across the country. This month, the Sierra Club’s Ready For 100 campaign released a new report showcasing 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered with 100% clean, renewable energy and the steps those communities are taking to achieve their goal.
In response to this major milestone, Jodie Van Horn, Director of the Ready For 100 campaign, issued the following statement: “As the Trump Administration turns its back on clean air and water, local leaders in cities and towns will move our country forward in a just transition towards 100% clean, renewable energy for all. Now, as more and more cities establish bold clean energy goals, it’s vital we work to ensure that everyone, particularly those hit first and worst by fossil fuels, benefits in the switch to cleaner, healthier sources of energy.”
“The Sierra Nevada Alliance is proud to work with cities like Truckee,” added Jenny Hatch, Executive Director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance. “Truckee recognizes the many impacts on the local economy and environment that climate change will bring. Our model for our Regional Climate Change Program is to be a facilitator of creating community climate coalitions for this goal that work with their community decision makers and energy users to pledge to go 100% renewable.”
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