City of Moab - 100% Renewable Electricity by 2032
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100% Renewable Energy Goal:
100% renewable electricity community wide by 2032
Moab is a town of approximately 5000 people surrounded by National Parks in the US western state of Utah. In February 2017, the City Council voted on a resolution to commit to reaching a 100% renewable electricity supply in the community by 2032.
The commitment stemmed from the community's passion for the environment, as well as from fiscal concerns.
In demonstration of its leadership, the City voted on this resolution as it was completing an expanded solar array on the City Hall building, which totals 63 kw. The resolution also commits the city's municipal operations to be powered by 100% renewable sources in 2027, five earlier than the entire community, with an interim goal of achieving 50% renewable power by 2024.
The resolution also contains greenhouse gas reduction targets of 80% below 2018 levels by 2040 and 50% below 2018 levels by 2032.
To help the city stay on track and communicate progress, the resolution calls for updating the greenhouse gas inventories every three years and publishing progress on the 100% renewable power goals every other year.
City of Moab Press Release