City of South Lake Tahoe Unanimously Adopts Ambitious Renewable Energy Resolution!

Yesterday marked a historic milestone for the City of South Lake Tahoe and the community. At their December 7th meeting, City Council listened to a presentation by the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s CivicSpark Fellow Zoe Kusnick overviewing a resolution for the City to aspire towards 100% Carbon Free Electricity, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by 2030. After listening to many impassioned community members speak in support of this commitment, the City unanimously passed the resolution!


This resolution goes beyond the City’s 2017 Resolution, aspiring towards 100% carbon free electricity which is connected to the local distribution grid and available to meet every kilowatt hour of energy demand.  The resolution aligns with strategies outlined in the 2020 Climate Action Plan, and reinvigorates the City’s commitment to meeting the emissions reductions targets set in the CAP. Additionally, the resolution directs the City to enroll in the United Nations 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy Compact, where South Lake Tahoe will be only the third city enrolled, following Des Moines and Ithaca. 


With the adoption of this resolution, the City of South Lake Tahoe has set the most ambitious goal for a municipality in the nation! This goal meets timelines set by Google and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and solidifies South Lake Tahoe as a leader in climate action on a national scale.


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