30 Jun '17, 5pm

Washington City Makes 100% Renewables Commitment

The Edmonds, Wash., City Council has approved a resolution establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2025. According to the Sierra Club, Edmonds represents the first city or town in Washington state to commit to 100% renewable energy and the 37th city in the U.S. to make such a commitment. The Sierra Club says Edmonds receives power from the Snohomish Public Utility District, which gets most of its power from Bonneville Power Administration’s hydro-heavy mix. In 2015, approximately 10% of that energy came from nuclear sources, with a small amount of coal and natural gas (less than 2%) likely included, adds the Sierra Club. Edmonds Councilman Mike Nelson, who amended the resolution to make the 100% clean energy commitment, says, “The majority of harmful greenhouse-gas emissions come from cities, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Wheth...

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