100 Percent Renewable Energy Commitments
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The 100 percent renewable energy commitments made by Legacy Communities are a leading example in the state of Wisconsin for combating climate change at the local level.
- In March 2019, the Eau Claire Common Council passed a resolution to become carbon neutral by 2050 (with incremental benchmarks) and achieve 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations and citywide by 2050.
Eau Claire County
- In April 2019, the Eau Claire County Board voted in favor of the same renewable energy goals as the City of Eau Claire.
- In February 2019, the City of Fitchburg Common Council approved a resolution to achieve 100 percent renewable energy sources for city operations by 2030.
- In July 2019, the City of La Crosse Common Council passed a resolution adopting sustainability goals related to obtaining 100% renewable energy and becoming carbon neutral all by 2050.
- La Crosse set benchmarks for reaching carbon neutrality by setting incremental drawdown reductions every five years starting in 2020.
- They will use 2015 as a baseline for greenhouse gas emissions.
- In July 2018, the City of Middleton Common Council passed a resolution with goals to achieve 100 percent renewable sources for energy needs of city operations by 2040 and for energy needs community-wide by 2050. The resolution also sets goals to meet 100 percent of municipal electricity needs by 2035 and for community-wide electricity needs by 2040.
- In March 2019, the City of Monona Common Council passed a resolution that states 100 percent renewable goals for municipal energy needs by 2040 and for community-wide energy needs by 2050. The resolution also states 100 percent renewable goals for electricity needs for municipal operations by 2030 and for community-wide electricity needs by 2040.
- An article detailing the resolution is available in the Monona/Cottage Grove Herald-Independent