Over 100 cities have committed to transition to 100% renewable energy in the near future.
On December 5, Cincinnati, Ohio became the 100th city to make the promise. They plan on being 100% renewable by 2025.
“Local communities have long been the bedrock of innovation in the United States. Today, our community has the opportunity to lead as we move away from fossil fuels toward clean energy, green jobs, and lower electricity rates,” said the Sierra Club.
Duke Energy is helping several cities transition to renewable energy.
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Cincinnati, Ohio became the 100th city in the United States to commit to 100% renewable energy on December 5, when the City Council approved a resolution setting that target for 2025. A day later, Dunedin, Florida’s City Commission did the same thing, bringing the total to 101.
Across the country, cities, towns, and several states have pledged to transition to renewables, according to the Sierra Club.
Dunedin joined five other cities in Florida to establish the renewables goal. In addition, 25 businesses in the coastal city known for its beaches signed a letter of support for the goal.
“We recognize the importance of healthy people, a safe climate, and stable energy prices to our state’s economy,” they wrote. “Local communities have long been the bedrock of innovation in the United States. Today, our community has the opportunity to lead as we move away from fossil fuels toward clean energy, green jobs and lower electricity rates.”
The Sierra Club is tracking resolutions, proclamations, climate action plans, and energy plans for the Ready for 100 Campaign. Cincinnati is the second city in Ohio to make the leap after Cleveland. The latter announced plans in September. Cincinnati is also one of several US cities served by Duke Energy to make the commitment.