(USA)

Denver has become the 73rd city in the US to commit to transitioning to 100% renewable energy.

It follows hot on the heels of the New Hampshire city of Concord, which announced its plans to do so last week. Denver’s goal is to move to 100% clean electricity by 2030.

 

“Climate change threatens our people directly, putting our health, environment and economy – our very way of life – at risk,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.

 

The city has a number of strategies to create a sustainable urban environment, including having all its taxis and car shares shift to electric by the middle of the century.

Welcoming the direction being taken by Denver, Jim Alexee, Director of the Sierra Club’s Colorado Chapter, said:“This is a huge victory for Colorado. We are currently witnessing the catastrophic effects of climate change, illustrated by statewide droughts that are drying our rivers and sparking massive wildfires. With a commitment to 100% clean energy, our capital city is demonstrating that it is taking serious action on these issues. We look forward to working with city officials and our local partners to make this commitment a reality and to ensure that Denverites receive the greatest benefits through an equitable clean energy transition.”