City of Edmonds commits to 100% renewables

Edmonds will be the first city in Washington that will practice community-wide clean energy use.

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The Edmonds City Council has approved the clean energy resolution, making it the first town in Washington to do so and the 37th city in the U.S. to commit to this environmental action.

According to Climate Action, the commitment came after the U.S. Conference of Mayors where the leaders approved a historic resolution stating that cities across the country will transition to 100 percent clean energy in twenty years time.

Edmonds Councilman Mike Nelson, said in a statement: “The majority of harmful greenhouse gas emissions come from cities, but it doesn’t have to be this way.  Whether you are a small city, like Edmonds, or a large city, the infrastructure is in place to shift to clean, renewable energy.  We hope every city in our State joins us and flips the switch to renewable energy.”

Other cities that have pledged to transition to 100 percent renewables are: Atlanta, Georgina; Abita, Lousiana; Madison, Wisconsin; Moab, Utah; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Pueblo, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California.

In the early parts of June 2017, Sarasota, a city in Florida, and Columbia, a city in South Carolina, became the 35th and 36th cities to commit to the transition.

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