Downingtown, Pennsylvania became the 52nd municipality in the country to commit to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Downingtown’s commitment to clean energy is part of a growing movement of Chester County communities that have made the pledge. For example, earlier this year West Chester and Phoenixville also established goals of moving toward full renewables..
The Downingtown Borough Council unanimously adopted an amended resolution establishing a goal of powering all electricity across the community, with 100% clean energy by 2035 and all heat and transportation by 2050.
“Sierra Club is working with several communities in Chester County that want to set aggressive and achievable goals to transition to 100 percent clean renewable energy. We are proud that Downingtown joins this growing movement for 100 percent clean energy along with West Chester and Phoenixville,” said Jim Wylie, Sierra Club Volunteer on the Ready For 100 Campaign in Chester County. “Regional collaboration, leadership and stakeholder involvement is what we need to keep us on a path to a clean energy future, and local commitments across our county are helping to make this vision for 100 percent clean energy a reality.”