In order to help meet the Paris Agreement, the City adopted carbon neutrality and 100% renewable energy goals in 2018. These 2050 goals cover the city and municipality.
While climate change is a pressing risk that affects livelihoods, property and infrastructure, it is also a great opportunity. Greater investments in clean energy, for example, are transforming the marketplace and reducing air and water pollution.
Xcel Energy has also adopted a 2050 carbon neutral aspiration. Under their Partners in Energy program, the City will be working with the utility on this Renewable Energy Action Plan in 2019. The plan will serve as both a climate action and renewable energy plan. A steering committee will provide input and community values during the process.
The project was made possible by grant funding from the Department of Energy and the Wisconsin Public Service Commission's Office of Energy Innovation.
This project is based upon work supported by the by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation and the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), under the State Energy Program Award Number DE-EE0000163.