On Tuesday night, Cottonwood Heights, a city in Salt Lake City County, Utah, committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.
According to the Sierra Club, Cottonwood Heights joins three other cities in Utah – Salt Lake City, Moab and Park City – and Summit County in establishing this goal.
The city council voted unanimously to pass a resolution adopting a goal of achieving 100% clean, renewable electricity for city operations by 2022 and community-wide by 2032.
“Clean energy already employs more Utahns than coal and gas combined while reducing toxic air pollution,” notes Lindsay Beebe, organizing representative with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign. “Local leadership that invests in clean energy solutions is a win-win for Utah. The families and businesses in Cottonwood Heights are committed to leading the way to a cleaner, brighter future, and they know now is the time to make it happen.”
“As a city council member of Cottonwood Heights, I couldn’t be more proud of the steps my city is taking to ensure breathable air and a livable environment for our children and grandchildren,” says Tali Bruce, a council member for Cottonwood Heights. “I would strongly encourage every city to commit to clean energy by 2032. It’s on the local level where real change happens. We are all in this together!”