Athens has become the fourth city in the US state of Georgia to commit to transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy. The Athens-Clarke County (ACC) Commission unanimously backed a shift to 100% clean and renewable electricity by 2035.

“From Atlanta to Augusta to Clarkston and now to Athens, more and more Georgia communities are taking a stand for 100% clean, renewable energy for all. As we work toward a stable climate and a future where everyone has access to affordable electricity, clean air, family-sustaining jobs, and the benefits of a local clean energy economy, the Sierra Club looks forward to continuing to partner with residents, businesses, and community and state leaders to build a better Georgia for all,” said Marquese Averett with the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club.

The Sierra Club reports Athens joins 124 other cities in the 100% club.