Colorado Town Commits To All-Renewable Electricity By 2035

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On Tuesday, the town council of Frisco, Colo., unanimously voted to approve a resolution committing the community to shift away from fossil fuels and transition to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2035.

According to the Sierra Club, Frisco joins the City of Golden as the second Xcel Energy-powered community to commit to 100% renewable energy in 2019. Eleven total Colorado cities – including Denver, Ft. Collins and Pueblo, plus Pueblo and Summit Counties – have made 100% renewable commitments since 2017, says the Sierra Club.

Xcel Energy earned approval last year to replace some of its coal generation with clean energy. The utility has also committed to move to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.

“Frisco’s future depends on a clean, livable climate,” comments Tiernan Spencer, leader of Frisco’s 100 Percent Renewable Energy Campaign. “We applaud the Town of Frisco for its leadership in tackling climate change.”

“The Town of Frisco and other Summit County communities are leading the way as Colorado moves to 100 percent clean energy,” adds Kent Abernethy, chair of the Colorado Sierra Club’s Headwaters Group. “The leadership of communities like Frisco has helped pave the way for statewide leadership in clean energy.”

Frisco’s resolution can be found here.

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