Salt Lake City, Utah
In July 2016 the officials of Salt Lake City (SLC), capital city of the US state of Utah, announced a 100% target on renewable energy. According to a Joint Resolution, published by the Mayor Biskupski and furthermore adopted by the City Council, 100% of the community’s electricity supply will come from renewables by the year 2032 and 80% of the community’s Greenhouse gas emissions – compared to the year 2009 – are supposed to cut off by 2040.
The city will provide a website called ‘Climate Positive SLC’ which will show the progress, the goals and possibilities of how to enforce and achieve the conversion to 100% renewables. The decision makers have put up a guideline with four main pathways where and how to intervene:
SLC is located in an area in the USA, in which the impacts of the climate change are already noticeable. According to the data, the rise of the average temperature in Utah was twice the global one within the last decades. Further, the number of weather extremes increased and the number of inches of snowfall in the mountains perceptibly decreased.
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Thursday, August 25th, 2016
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