Hillsborough First N.C. Town to Commit to 100% Clean Energy

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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:58 pm | Updated: 11:06 am, Wed Sep 13, 2017.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- The town of Hillsborough, N.C., became the first town in North Carolina and 43rd in the United States to commit to transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy.

The Hillsborough Board of Commissioners voted to establish a goal of powering all of Hillsborough with clean and renewable sources of energy like wind and solar by 2050. The vote comes just one week after the Orange County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a goal of moving to 100 percent clean energy by 2050, making Orange County the first county in the state of North Carolina to adopt this goal.

Six North Carolina mayors, including most recently Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, have endorsed powering their communities entirely with renewable energy as part of the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy initiative. Other North Carolina communities, including Boone and Asheville, have passed resolutions calling for a national transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2050.

SOURCE: Sierra Club

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