This article is 2 years old. It was published on November 15, 2019.
Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed announced today that he will share the findings of the City’s 100% Clean Energy Plan on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. during the Board of Aldermen Legislation Committee Meeting at City Hall.
For more than 18 months, a dedicated group of volunteer consultants have worked to develop a 100% Clean Energy Plan through a transparent and inclusive stakeholder process, which provides ways for the City to meet the 100% clean energy goal.
“St. Louis is the largest Midwestern City to commit to such an ambitious goal. St. Louis is taking the lead and acknowledging the threat of climate change. This is a serious issue in our world, which we need to address,” said Reed.
The 100% clean energy goal was established by the unanimous passage of Resolution 124 by the Board of Aldermen.
“The volunteer consultants have spent hundreds of hours working in the community and seeking input to draft a set of recommendations that focus on reducing emissions for our City; saving the City and residents money; creating jobs; and ensuring equitable access for our residents. On behalf of the City of St. Louis, I would like to thank them all for their extreme generosity to the future of our City,” said Reed.
BACKGROUND: On October 27, 2017, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen unanimously adopted Resolution 124, sponsored by Board President Lewis Reed, which established a goal for St. Louis to move to 100% clean energy in the electricity sector by 2035. At that time, St. Louis became the 47th City in the nation, and the largest in the Midwest, to adopt such a goal. Resolution 124 also established a process for developing a plan to meet that ambitious 100% clean energy goal. This Report is the result of that process.