This article is 6 years old. It was published on October 27, 2017.
Resolution 124, sponsored by President Lewis Reed, passed the full Board of Aldermen at today’s meeting. The resolution calls for the City to pursue a transition to 100 percent clean energy.
Now, St. Louis will be included with over 36 other cities in the nation to commit to 100% clean energy by 2050. “Now more than ever, cities need to step up and make a strong statement to the current administration. Climate change is not ‘fake news’ and the City of St. Louis is ready to make a serious change,” said Reed.
The resolution was introduced following the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. President Reed and the Sierra Club have come together to address these issues in the City. The resolution calls for the City’s Sustainability Plan to be put into action with a goal of 100 percent clean energy.
The resolution also calls for stakeholder process to establish measures for wind, solar and energy efficiency measures. “It’s an aggressive goal, but we need to be serious about making a change in our world and in our City,” said Reed.
More than 100 major businesses and corporations have committed to 100 percent clean energy, including many that have a presence in St. Louis.
Anheuser Busch InBev and Nestle Purina have committed to achieving 100 percent clean energy as well as Microsoft, IKEA, Starbucks, Whole Foods, and Wells Fargo have also made similar commitments.
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