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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 5, 2018

1st Arkansas city commits to 100% renewables

The city of Fayetteville on Jan. 2  became the first municipality in Arkansas to commit to transitioning to 100% clean and renewable sources of energy.

The Fayetteville City Council voted to adopt the city’s Energy Action Plan, which includes the goal of powering all government operations with 100% clean energy by 2030, as well as the entire community by 2050, according to a news release. The vote makes Fayetteville the 54th city in the country to make the commitment to 100% clean energy, according to the Sierra Club, which has been working to organize city and state commitments through its Ready for 100 campaign.  

In May, Mayor Lioneld Jordan endorsed the goal of powering Fayetteville entirely with clean and renewable sources of energy, becoming the first Arkansas mayor to do so. 

"Fayetteville has shown leadership in climate change adaptation and mitigation in a variety of ways," Jordan said in a statement. "We've installed electric vehicle charging stations around the city, signed onto the Sierra Club’s 'Mayors for 100% Clean Energy' pledge, promoted energy efficiency programs for homes and businesses, and much more. The Energy Action Plan is another bold step in our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life for all Fayetteville citizens, present and future."

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