In addition to the 100 cities, the states of
About 48.7 million people, or 15.1 percent of the US population, live in places that are committed to transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy. These cities, counties, and states will collectively reduce carbon pollution by 120 million metric tons as they move away from fossil fuels and repower themselves entirely with renewable energy--the equivalent of taking 26 million cars off the road or retiring 30 average coal fired power plants.
"Last month's midterm elections showed that communities across the nation will not wait for Trump or
"Local communities are leading the transition to 100 percent clean energy. One hundred cities with this goal marks a major milestone for the Ready for 100 campaign, for the 100 percent clean energy movement, and for climate and justice advocates across the country. Being powered entirely by renewables will mean cleaner air, healthier communities, affordable electricity bills, and an energy system that works for everyone. The momentum is unstoppable--now, we need to make sure that implementation of these goals is equitable and benefits the communities most impacted by climate change."
"It has become clear that cities will lead the global effort to fight climate change, and
"Earlier this year, the Justice First Tour moved across the South to highlight environmental, economic, and racial injustices affecting our communities. These issues manifest in many ways--from pollution to poverty to lack of access to the benefits of clean energy. We need to build strong local economies, communities that are safe from the threats of climate change, and a more democratic energy system. Now is the time for us to work together so 100 percent of the people have access to 100 percent renewable energy."
"Cities are a remarkable force in driving the momentum toward 100 percent renewable energy across the nation. At the annual meeting of the
"A commitment to 100 percent renewable energy is a commitment to clean, healthy, thriving communities. Creating a world that future generations can enjoy is our responsibility--and powering our cities with wind and solar will ensure that families enjoy clean air and water for the long haul. This 100 city milestone is a testament to the power of local municipalities and grassroots organizing like the Ready for 100 campaign to shape the future. We all stand to gain when our communities run on 100 percent renewable energy."
Cities' commitments are already shifting local energy systems toward clean energy. This year, utilities like
Cities are also working to ensure a clean energy transition is equitable and just, lifting up all communities while moving away from fossil fuels:
* Voters in
* In Southern California,