A recent UN report made it clear we have a dozen years or so left to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
To achieve this ‘unprecedented changes in all aspects of society’ will be needed; failing to act will leave the planet spinning towards oblivion. Shifting very quickly to clean power is one step-change communities worldwide can embrace to avert disaster. In America, communities of all sizes continue to commit to 100% renewable energy, despite a lack of leadership from the centre. East Bradford Township and the Township of Haverford, both in Pennsylvania, are the latest to make the pledge to do so, within the next 15 to 30 years.
“These two commitments further southeastern Pennsylvania’s renewable energy leadership across the state. When local communities commit to transitioning to 100 percent clean, renewable energy, they pave the way for others across the region. We’re all ready for clean air, water, affordable energy bills, and a stronger local economy,” said Jim Wylie, local Ready For 100 volunteer leader.
There are now 88 towns and cities in the US that have said yes to becoming powered by 100% clean energy; their stories can inspire others to follow. Read what Jodie Van Horn, Director of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign, had to say to us about America’s green power trip.