Project Info for the Ready For 100 teams in the Greater Philadelphia area
The goal of the Ready For 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is to encourage Pennsylvania’s cities and towns to make a pledge to complete the transition to 100% renewable energy.
Yes, we need state and federal solutions too, but we are not waiting. Cities and townships are taking action. Many cities in the US have made the pledge to make the switch to clean, renewable energy. Most cities are pledging to achieve 100% renewable electricity by as soon as 2030 (and no later than 2035) and 100% of all remaining energy (industry, transportation, heating/cooling) by 2045.
"We Are Ready For 100% Renewable Energy!"
43 Resolutions have been passed in:
Philadelphia (1): Phiadelphia
Montco (18): Upper Merion, Narberth, Plymouth Meeting, Norristown, Springfield, Ambler, Whitemarsh, Conshohocken, Cheltenham, West Norriton, Bridgeport, Abington, Hatboro, Montgomery Twp, Lower Merion, Upper Dublin, Whitpain, Lower Gwynedd
Chesco (16): Phoenixville, Schuylkill, Uwchlan, Downingtown, West Chester, East Bradford, Kennett Twp, East Pikeland, Tredyffrin, West Vincent, Pocopson, Charlestown, West Whiteland, West Bradford, East Fallowfield, Honey Brook Twp
Delco (5): Radnor, Haverford Twp, Swarthmore Borough, Lansdowne, Nether-Providence
Bucks (3): Doylestown Twp, Solebury Twp, Buckingham Twp
A few are "RF100-lite" resolutions (not covering all guidelines): Charlestown, Bridgeport, Abington, Nether-Providence
Let's add more of our boroughs and townships to this list! We can create this change in a way that is equitable and sustainable for our communities.
Our RF100 volunteers are organizing to make this happen. New Volunteers should START HERE.
Why transition to clean, renewable energy now?? It's what we all need to do.
A transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency presents one of the greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century. In fact, all of the energy needed to power homes and businesses can come from clean sources. Stanford scientists say the transition to 100 percent clean energy will save the average family more than $200 dollars per year in energy costs and another $1,500 per year in health care costs.
Fossil fuel based energy hurts our health and our weather. Here in Southeastern PA, we've seen the effects of climate disruption in our daily lives through flooding, excessive heat days and impacts on our agriculture. A transition to renewable energy will protect the health of all, especially our children and elderly. (ref: Weather Channel, Apr 2016 - White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk, US Global Change Research Program: The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health)
The international community agreed in 2015 that we (all of us on the planet) need to get to carbon neutrality (or close to it) by mid-century or risk catastrophic impacts on weather, agriculture, health and the stability of our economy.
For more than a century, Pennsylvania has been a leader in the what turned out to be highly polluting energy - but we have even more to offer as a leader in renewable energy. Let’s use our solar, wind and hydro resources to meet our energy needs.
We are Ready for 100% Clean, Renewable Energy.