Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

  • Target: 100% of the community’s electricity supply will come from renewables by 2032.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar
  • Implementation: In July 2016 the officials of Salt Lake City (SLC), capital city of the US state of Utah, announced the 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's ‘Climate Positive SLC’ would show the progress, the goals and possibilities of how to enforce and achieve the conversion to 100% renewables. Four main pathways to achieve the target include: Clean Electricity Supply, Reducing Energy Waste (working with property owners and managers to explore new opportunities to save more energy), Active Transportation and Clean Vehicles (reduce prices for transit passes for its residents, new e-bike charging stations), and Community Partnership (process of sharing climate solutions).
  • Population: 200,544 (2017)
  • Area: 110.4 sq mi (285.9 km2)
  • Link: https://www.slc.gov/sustainability/climate-positive/
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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