2018-06-08 23:35:08 UTC
Seventy cities and nine counties across the United States have now adopted
ordinances setting targets to dramatically overhaul their electricity use, up
from 36 cities before June 2017, according to a new Sierra Club analysis
shared with HuffPost. The new total accounts for 10.3 million people using 2.5
percent of the country’s power output.
An additional 201 city mayors representing 24.4 million people and 6.5 percent
of the nation’s electricity use have endorsed the 100-percent renewable goal,
promising to roll out policies in the months to come. That figure, too,
doubled since last year.