Madison Common Council approves goal of reaching 100% renewable energy in city

Published: Mar. 21, 2017 at 8:06 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Madison's Common Council unanimously approved a resolution for a goal of reaching 100% renewable energy.

According to a press release from RePower Madison, the next step will be for the city to issue an RFP for a consultant to help develop a plan to move city operations to 100% renewable energy.

Madison began reviewing its climate goals after the city passed an energy work plan in 2016.

The resolution resolves to:

-Establish community-wide energy and carbon goals of 100% renewable energy and net-zero carbon emissions.

-Have city staff develop a plan for Madison city operations that will include target dates for reaching these goals, interim milestones, budget estimates, and estimated financial impacts.

-Provide a $250,000 budget for third-party expertise to help city staff develop the plan by January 2018.

-Have city staff report to Common Council on the progress of the plan starting January 2019 and annually thereafter.

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