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Public Forum on 100% Renewable Energy Plan
August 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Note: There are two times for this event, and you can come at any point between 8-10 am or 4 – 6 pm.
The City of Asheville Staff and Buncombe County Staff are holding a drop-in community forum on the draft plan to implement the 100% Renewable Energy resolutions’ goal. Attend on August 22nd, between 8 – 10am, or 4 – 6pm, to advocate for a plan that meets the targets set in the resolution and provides a just transition to renewable power. The Center for Biological Diversity is providing talking points to everyone if you RSVP here.
Note there are two times for the event, and you can come at any point between 8-10 am, or 4 – 6 pm.
The following background information is published on the City of Asheville website:
In 2018, City Council adopted Resolution 18-279, calling for the City of Asheville to transition municipal operations from fossil-fuel energy to 100 renewable energy by Dec. 31, 2030. The resolution also calls for City support of Buncombe County’s renewable energy community goal. In partnership, the two governments are working together to identify strategies to get there.
The first step has been a community engagement and analysis by a consultant retained by both governments, the Cadmus Group, a technical consultant focused on energy, climate and public health issues.
Working in the first half of this year with City and County Offices of Sustainability, focus groups and informed by a public survey, the Cadmus Group has delivered its draft report, “Moving to 100 Perfect: Renewable Energy Pathways Transition Analysis for Buncombe County and the City of Asheville.”
The full report is available as a downloadable PDF on the City of Asheville website.
If you can’t make it to either drop-in session, you can review the report and provide your comments on Open City Hall https://opentownhall.com/p/239 until August 30, 2019.
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