This week, the Summit County Board of County Commissioners in Colorado unanimously voted to approve a resolution committing the unincorporated Summit County community to shift away from fossil fuels and to transition to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2035.
The Colorado Sierra Club Ready for 100 campaign joins the Board of County Commissioners in celebrating Summit County as the first county in Colorado, and fifth in the nation, to set this goal. Across the country, 58 cities and towns have already committed to transition to 100% renewables.
“It’s exciting to see the first countywide commitment to a clean, renewable energy future in Colorado. said Jim Alexee, Colorado Sierra Club Director. “It’s imperative we take bold action on climate in order to protect our health and the livelihoods of the many communities in Colorado that depend on a ski economy, which is already suffering from the consequences of a changing climate.”
Summit County follows the lead of several cities across Colorado, including other mountain towns like Breckenridge and Nederland, in committing to a future powered entirely by clean energy.
“For Summit County, our whole way of life is completely and inextricably tied to our natural environment and all that it provides. The threat to our future is so very real and so all encompassing. This commitment is our obligation to future generations that will call Summit County home. I promise to do all that I can to achieve clean energy for all,” said County Commissioner Thomas C. Davidson.