Tampa commits to 100% clean energy

Tampa just became the largest city in Florida to adopt goals for a clean future.

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Mary Katherine Moore
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Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.

Tampa just became the largest city in Florida to adopt goals for a clean future.

In early August, the Tampa City Council voted 6-1 to adopt a resolution committing the city to be powered by 100 percent renewable sources of energy by 2035. The resolution pledges support for 100 percent clean electrification, electric vehicle infrastructure, energy efficiency and other citywide measures.

"Tampa is increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels, stronger and more frequent hurricanes, and hotter days put everything from our white sand beaches to our beloved wildlife at risk," said Environment Florida's State Director Jenna Stevens. "By setting a goal to repower our city with clean renewable energy, our local leaders are helping to protect everything that makes our city so special."

In making this commitment, Tampa joins 11 other cities in Florida and 180 cities across the country that have made similarly bold commitments to renewable energy.

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Photo: Tampa joined 180 cities across the country in committing to 100% clean energy. Credit: CityofStPete via Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

Mary Katherine Moore
Content Creator

Author: Mary Katherine Moore

Content Creator

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University

Mary Katherine creates print and digital content with the Creative Team for The Public Interest Network, with a focus on Environment America and its state affiliates. Mary Katherine lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she enjoys reading, running, baking and hiking.