Five cities in Wisconsin are now committed to transitioning to 100% clean power, the Sierra Club reports, following La Crosse’s decision do so by 2050.
Welcoming the announcement, City Council Member Larry Sleznikow said: “The City of La Crosse took an important step to ultimately zero its carbon footprint and limit climate change with the adoption of the Carbon neutrality and 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 resolution. This is exciting news for our community and its residents. Climate change affects everything — our weather, economy, infrastructure, health, environment, biodiversity, security, agriculture, etc. La Crosse’s Mayor, city government, and staff plan to work together to meet the targets outlined in the resolution to achieve our carbon neutrality and 100% renewable energy goals by 2050.”