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Cottonwood Holladay Journal

Cottonwood Heights sets goal to reach 100% renewable energy by 2022

Jan 11, 2019 11:52AM ● By Justin Adams
During its January 8 meeting, the Cottonwood Heights City Council unanimously passed a resolution to set a goal of reaching 100% renewable energy for city operations by 2022. 

The resolution declares that the city "shall work collaboratively with Rocky Mountain Power to continue to seek mutually beneficial, financially feasible methods to increase energy efficiency and the utilization by and within the City of renewable energy."

Some of the reasons for the change specified within the resolution include the need to contribute to improving Utah's air quality as well as protecting the environment and resources that sustain local recreation, a big part of Cottonwood Heights' economy. 

"As a city council member of Cottonwood Heights, I couldn't be more proud of the steps my city is taking to ensure breathable air and a livable environment for our children and grandchildren. I would strongly encourage every city to commit to clean energy by 2032. It's on the local level where real change happens. We are all in this together!" said Cottonwood Heights Council Member Tali Bruce.

Cottonwood Heights is not the first city in Utah to set such a goal. Salt Lake City, Moab and Park City have also committed to transitioning to renewable energy.