The number of American cities and communities pledging to progress to 100% clean power continues to grow.

An Innovators Magazine Online story in the summer highlighted the momentum being generated by US cities, as one after another commit to shifting to 100% renewable energy. Many more have done so since then and St. Louis now joins 46 others in making the move. The Midwestern city plans to achieve the goal by 2035.

“St. Louis’ commitment to 100 percent clean energy sends a powerful signal: even in communities with long ties to coal, the benefits of clean energy are too great to ignore. Wind and solar can create jobs, lower electric bills, and give the people of St. Louis a better alternative to the highly polluting coal power which currently makes up the bulk of Ameren’s generation,” said Sara Edgar, Sierra Club Organizing Manager in Missouri.