Shane Levy, Sierra Club - firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-679-9507
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. - Downingtown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday became the 52nd municipality in the country to commit to transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy.
The Downingtown Borough Council unanimously adopted an amended resolution establishing a goal of powering all electricity across the community with 100 percent clean energy by 2035 and all heat and transportation by 2050. Downingtown’s commitment to 100 percent clean energy is part of a growing movement of Chester County communities that have made the pledge. Earlier this year, West Chester and Phoenixville also established goals of moving to 100 percent clean energy.
In response, Jim Wylie, Sierra Club Volunteer on the Ready For 100 Campaign in Chester County, issued the following:
“Sierra Club is working with several communities in Chester County that want to set aggressive and achievable goals to transition to 100 percent clean renewable energy. We are proud that Downingtown joins this growing movement for 100 percent clean energy along with West Chester and Phoenixville. Regional collaboration, leadership and stakeholder involvement is what we need to keep us on a path to a clean energy future, and local commitments across our county are helping to make this vision for 100 percent clean energy a reality.”
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