American cities are continuing to pledge their allegiance to delivering a sustainable future powered entirely by clean power.
Fort Collins, in Colorado, has become the 86th city in the country to make the move, and has committed to shifting to renewable energy by 2030.
“Clean energy will ensure a sustainable future for Fort Collins. Climate change, air and water pollution, and exploding growth in our area call for bold action that will safeguard our environment and strengthen our local economy. Moving to 100 percent clean electricity will create new business opportunities, lower energy bills, and build a resilient future for Fort Collins,” said Nick Francis with the Fort Collins Sustainability Group. “The goal in this resolution supports the emissions reduction goals in the city’s Climate Action Plan and will bring down energy costs for residents. It’s a win for everyone.”
Innovators Magazine has mentioned many of the cities on this journey, courtesy of news featured by the Sierra Club. We spoke with Jodie Van Horn, Director of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign, earlier this year to learn more about the ways communities across America are building momentum to transition the country to 100% renewable energy: read and listen to what she had to say.