Communities across America continue to commit to a future powered entirely by renewable energy.

Summit County became the ‘first county in Colorado’ this week to confirm its plans to shift to 100% clean energy by 2035.

“For Summit County, our whole way of life is completely and inextricably tied to our natural environment and all that it provides. The threat to our future is so very real and so all encompassing. This commitment is our obligation to future generations that will call Summit County home. I promise to do all that I can to achieve clean energy for all,” said County Commissioner Thomas Davidson.

The decision is in line with the direction of travel being supported by a number of cities in Colorado, including Nederland, which have made similar pledges.

And it is a trend sweeping the country.

Earlier this month Denton became the 58th city in America to announce plans to shift to 100% clean energy, following the likes of Chicago, San Francisco and San Diego.