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File #: 180284.    Version: Name: Discussion of 100% Renewal Energy for the City/GRU for all Services
Type: Discussion Item Status: To Be Introduced
File created: 8/17/2018 In control: Utility Advisory Board
On agenda: 10/11/2018 Final action: 10/25/2018
Title: Discussion of 100% Renewable Energy for the City/GRU for all Services (B)
Attachments: 1. 180284 GRU's Pathway to Renewable Energy 20180927, 2. 180284 Draft of RESOLUTION 180442 - 20181018, 3. 180284 Renewable Energy for City Presentation 20181011


Discussion of 100% Renewable Energy for the City/GRU for all Services (B)



At their August 16, 2018 regular meeting, the Commission made a referral to the General Policy Committee to discuss what it would take to get all of the City’s energy from 100% renewable resources.  Staff prepared a presentation about current sources of renewable energy in GRU's generation fleet and the possibility of a long-term transition to 100% renewable energy sources for the September 27, 2018, General Policy Committee meeting, and also gave the presentation to the UAB at their September 23, 2018, workshop. 


After discussion at the September 27th General Policy Committee meeting, the Committee felt that the item warranted further discussion and asked staff to bring the item forward to the October 4, 2018, City Commission meeting for further discussion and direction.  The Commission discussed the issue further that day and directed staff to:


1)                     Draft a resolution that the City, through GRU, commits to 100%  renewable energy by 2045, including minimizing CO2 emissions and a commitment to green purchasing 

2)                     Provide solar energy production options

3)                     Provide steps to reduce reliance on fossil fuel

4)                     Set a goal of having our vehicle fleet be electric by 2045.


The UAB Chair requested that this item be placed on their next regular meeting agenda for discussion.


Fiscal Note

None at this time.



Discuss and take any action deemed appropriate.



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