Harrisonburg Launches 50by25 Renewables Campaign (Ind. Report)
In the Old Dominion State, the city of Harrisonburg, Virginia (pop. 50,000 +-) reports the launch of the "50by25" Campaign. More than 150 US cities presently participate in the initiate that calls for 50 pct renewable energy by 2025 rising to 100 pct renewable energy by 2030. The 50by25 Harrisonburg campaign calls for:
the Harrisonburg Electric Commission utility to provide 50 pct renewable energy, including solar and wind, to the electric grid by 2025 and 100 pct by 2030.
all city schools and municipal building to increase enertgy efficiency by 25 pcy by 2025;
the creation of weatherization and energy efficiency incentive to reduce energy costs for residential and commercial properties.
Over 900 community members including individuals, businesses, and civic organizations presently support the campaign.
(Source: City of Harrisonburg, Augusta Free Press, Mar., 2020) Contact: City of Harrisonburg,
540-432-7701, www.harrisonburgva.gov; 50by25 Harrisonburg, www.50by25Harrisonburg.org; Harrisonburg Electric Commission, 540-434-5361, www.harrisonburgelectric.com
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