We had a big win- the City of Portland and Multnomah County both unanimously passed what is one of the strongest 100% resolutions in the country!
The Resolutions commit the City and County to 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy in all sectors by 2050 while simultaneously prioritizing equity and community-based renewable development. The resolution also takes a strong position against new gas-fired power plants and other fossil fuel infrastructure, which we’ve been fighting hard for all along, and excludes biomass from public lands as a renewable energy source.
The resolutions reaffirmed the City’s commitment the Paris Agreement the same day as Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the global Paris Climate Agreement. We’re also so proud of all the youth that came and testified so eloquently and powerfully! Thanks to them the City will also create a new City Climate Youth Council.
Next up: the hard work of implementing the resolution. The grassroots has a critical role to play and we have no time to waste- we are gearing up NOW to begin working toward a just energy transition.