This week, Radnor Township Commissioners voted 6-1 to pass a “Ready for 100” resolution to transition to 100% clean energy by 2050. Radnor residents expressed their gratitude for the Commissioners’ leadership and forward-thinking, according to the Sierra Club.
The resolution calls for the development of an energy transition plan to be prepared for review by April 22, 2020 (Earth Day), which will include interim milestones, financial impacts, equity metrics, potential financing mechanisms, and the percentage of clean energy to be locally produced.
The Commissioners are tapping Radnor’s Environmental Advisory Council to play an oversight role in the planning process. “We are eager to embrace this assignment,” said EAC Chair Matthew Holtman. “We really want to engage the perspectives and talents of the community in shaping the plan. And we know there are opportunities to draw from solutions being explored by municipalities in the region and beyond, and even to potentially collaborate with nearby townships in some way.”
“Climate change is not some distant threat — we are seeing the effects already, right here in Radnor,” said Sara Piling, Radnor Ready for 100 Team lead. “We need to do our part to ward off the worst effects of climate change, and identify strategies for helping community residents save money on their electric bills, take advantage of clean energy alternatives, and also manage the impacts of climate change on their health and well-being.”