Eau Claire Has a Plan to Fight Climate Change, Unlike Governor

Solar arrayFrom Next City, April 9, 2018.

While Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is busy deleting the role of humankind in causing climate change, Eau Claire, the 68,000-strong former factory town in northwestern Wisconsin, has adopted an ambitious sustainability plan to achieve carbon neutrality and 100 percent renewable energy.

By a unanimous vote at the end of March, Eau Claire City Council passed a resolution formalizing those two primary goals, setting a timeline to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050 at both municipal and citywide levels; and to achieve 100 percent renewable energy for both the municipal government and citywide by 2050.

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