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Orlando Announces Commitment To 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

By Brian Spaen

Orlando has announced their commitment to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. City mayor Buddy Dyer backed up his signature on the Sierra Club’s list of “Mayors for 100% Clean Energy,” joining the ranks of many other Florida mayors that are interested in the movement. Making the official announcement moves Orlando into the list of 35 cities that have set goals in the United States.

All municipal buildings in Orlando were already going to transition to fully sustainable sources by 2030, but this new announcement now pushes the entire community into the category by 2050. The Orlando City Commission approved the move unanimously on Tuesday. Highlighted by the Orange County League of Women Voters, director Sara Isaac told Sierra Club that she was proud of the city looking toward a sustainable future.

"We applaud the City of Orlando for looking ahead to the future and seeing that a better tomorrow is possible if we take bold action today. Orlando is a young city that is just now beginning to fully realize its possibilities. This action showcases Orlando as a potential powerhouse player on the national stage."