Mayors Could Shift Nearly 42 Percent Of U.S. Electricity To Renewables By 2025
The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement is prompting more than 1,400 mayors to make their own pledges.
The countryís largest coalition of cities plans to vote this weekend on a pledge to make 100 percent renewable power a top policy priority over the next decade.
The resolution by the U.S. Conference of Mayors ― who represent a 148 million people and 41.8 percent of the countryís electricity use ― would be the broadest rejection of President Donald Trumpís decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. If each of the federationís 1,481 cities actually converted to zero-emissions electricity before 2025, U.S. emissions of planet-warming gases would fall by 619 million metric tons, according to a Sierra Club analysis shared exclusively with HuffPost.
Thatís equal to the total combined carbon footprint of the five worst states emitting greenhouse gases: Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida and Ohio...
PS - How the hell is Indiana in the top five states for greenhouse gas pollution? There's not much there other than corn and rednecks.
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