ORLANDO, Fla.—The Orlando City Commission unanimously passed a resolution today to generate 100 percent of the electricity consumed within the city from clean, renewable sources by 2050. Orlando is now the 3rd city in Florida, and the 40th nationwide, with a 100% clean energy goal.
Jennifer Rubiello, Environment Florida state director, issued the following statement:
“Burning oil, gas and coal has polluted our air, water and land for decades. Now it’s changing our climate even faster than scientists feared it would. We can have healthier neighborhoods right now and a thriving future for kids growing up today. But to get there, we need to transform the way we produce and consume energy.
“Thanks to countless community members, local organizations, and visionary city decision-makers and staff, Orlando is setting the stage to be a leader in the transition to a clean energy future.
“This victory shows that citizens across the country aren’t waiting to take action on climate change. They’re shifting to renewable energy from the ground up.”
Photo Credit: City of Orlando