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File #: R-102-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Tabled
File created: 8/6/2019 In control: Parks and Sustainability Committee
On agenda: 11/14/2019 Final action:
Title: A RESOLUTION FOR 100% CLEAN RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY FOR METRO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS BY 2030, 100% CLEAN ENERGY FOR METRO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS BY 2035 AND 100% CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY-WIDE BY 2040.
Sponsors: Brandon Coan (D-8)
Attachments: 1. R-102-19 Financial Impact Statement RE Clean Energy Resolution 111419.pdf, 2. R-102-19 V.1 080819 Clean Revewable Electricity for Metro Government.pdf, 3. 10.17.19 B. Zalph Presentation to Metro Council, 4. 10.31.19 LGE Presentation.pdf, 5. 10.31.19 LGE Flyers.pdf, 6. 11.14.19 Ready for 100 Presentation.pdf
RESOLUTION NO. _________, SERIES 2019
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A RESOLUTION FOR 100% CLEAN RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY FOR METRO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS BY 2030, 100% CLEAN ENERGY FOR METRO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS BY 2035 AND 100% CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY-WIDE BY 2040.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCILMEMBER BRANDON COAN

WHEREAS, "clean renewable electricity" is defined as electricity that: (1) can be extracted, generated, and consumed with neutral carbon emissions or no emissions at all, and with no current or future threat to life and the natural environment; and (2) is generated and stored from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, geothermal, tides, and, conditionally, bio-matter and various forms of hydropower. "Clean energy" encompasses electricity, transportation, buildings, and food systems; and
WHEREAS, overwhelming scientific evidence affirms the existence of climate change and that the primary cause of recent climate change is human combustion of fossil fuels; and
WHEREAS, climate change has already brought devastating impacts in our nation and globally and, if unchecked, will fundamentally undermine the stability of economic, natural, and social systems, including the possibility of massive disruptions to human life on Earth; and
WHEREAS, more frequent and severe flooding, storms, and droughts in our own region pose similar threats to the stability of the local environment and economy, including human health effects; and
WHEREAS, there is no credible path to a safe climate that includes continued long-term combustion of fossil fuels and the proliferation of new fossil fuel infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, air pollution in the form of ozone and fine particulate matter brings about 46 deaths and 49,000 missed days of work or school in the Louisville metro area annually; and
WHEREAS, existing technologies have served this city well for over 100 years, but newer technologies suited f...

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