Orlando becomes 40th US city to commit to 100% green energy

The Orlando City Commission has unanimously approved a resolution for 100% renewable energy by 2050. It has become the 40th US city to make the pledge, joining a growing movement […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Orlando City Commission has unanimously approved a resolution for 100% renewable energy by 2050.

It has become the 40th US city to make the pledge, joining a growing movement of cities nationwide.

Mayor Buddy Dyer is said to have already championed multiple green energy initiatives, including signing the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda in the last few months.

First 50 Coalition, an alliance led by the League of Women Voters of Orange County (LWVOC) that is pushing for sustainability in Central Florida, welcomed the news.

LWVOC Co-President Carol Davis said: “Orlando takes its place on the regional, state and national stage as a forward-thinking city committed to a healthier, sustainable future. This is a first, important step and we plan to continue to support and encourage the city to follow with concrete measures that solidify this commitment.”

The US recently officially notified the UN of its intention to leave the Paris climate change deal.