Denver Shoots For 100% Renewable Electricity By 2030
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has unveiled the city’s 80×50 Climate Action Plan, which includes a goal of transitioning Denver to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2030, the Sierra Club has announced.
Denver represents the 73rd city in the U.S. to commit to 100% clean energy and joins nine other Colorado communities that have also adopted the goal, according to the Sierra Club.
“Climate change threatens our people directly, putting our health, environment and economy – our very way of life – at risk,” said Hancock, who announced Denver’s commitment during his State of the City address on Monday.
In addition to the goal of powering all electricity in Denver entirely with renewable energy by 2030, other goals include as follows:
Optimizing energy efficiency in buildings, including adopting a net-zero building code for new construction by 2035; and
Switching to 100% electric light-duty vehicles, taxis and car shares by 2050.
According to the Sierra Club, Denver’s 100% clean energy commitment is supported by Xcel Energy,….