The Idaho city of Boise has become the first in the state – and 115th nationwide – to commit to transitioning to electricity produced from 100% renewable energy sources. Boise City Council passed proposals to complete the shift by 2035.
“This is an important step for Boise. I led the effort to set 2035 as our city’s goal because pushing ourselves to achieve clean energy sooner will set Boise and her residents up to take advantage as technology changes, and create economic opportunity for all in our value. Ensuring access to energy efficiency programs and to clean energy for all Boiseans is important, so we made clear our commitment to affordable power and equitable access in our goal this evening. I know that together we can achieve this goal for Boise,” said Lauren McLean, Boise City Council President.