Clarkston, Georgia, USA

Clarkson, Georgia, USA

  • Target: 100% renewable energy by 2050, the city’s fleet vehicles will be zero-emission by 2035
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Energy efficiency, electric vehicle, solar and net-zero building standards
  • Implementation: When Clarkson adopted the resolution to transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050, it became the second city in the state of Georgia to make this commitment, one year after Atlanta. The aim: a future Clarkston with cleaner air, water, and more economic opportunities. The city is working with the City of Atlanta and communities across the metro area to make the clean energy transition, which will help tackle climate change and create a more resilient future. To grow in a smart and sustainable direction, the majority millennial council is updating development ordinances to incentivise more walkable, bikeable neighborhoods and greenways. It is also encouraging energy efficiency, electric vehicle, solar and net-zero building standards.
    The city's community wide plan ensures that historically marginalized communities should be the first to receive the benefits of the investments into  the transition to a clean energy economy. The city created the affordable housing trust fund to provide energy efficiency housing rehabilitation for fixed income residents to help cut down on their monthly energy bills. Source: sierraclub.org
  • Population: 12,742 (2016)
  • Area: 1.4 sq mi (2.7 km2)
  • Link: Clarkston, Georgia Commits to 100 Percent Clean, Renewable Energy
Clarkson, Georgia, USA
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