26 Jun '17, 1pm

US mayors vow to stand by Paris climate accord

US mayors vow to stand by Paris climate accord

As the meeting got underway on Friday, the Sierra Club announced that 118 mayors from across the country have endorsed a goal of powering their cities with 100 percent renewable energy. The Sierra Club also released a new report that found transitioning all 1,400 U.S. Conference of Mayors member-cities with populations of 30,000 or more to 100 percent renewable electricity would significantly reduce electric sector carbon pollution nationwide and push the US close to meeting the goals of the Paris climate accord event without federal government participation.. The analysis found that if cities belonging to the US Conference of Mayors moved to 100 percent renewable energy, it would reduce electric sector carbon emissions by more than that of the five worst carbon polluting US states combined. Further, the report said, if the 100 percent energy targets were achieved by 2025,...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/panorama/us-mayor...

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