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File #: 180442.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/9/2018 In control: General Manager for Utilities
On agenda: 10/18/2018 Final action: 10/18/2018
Title: Resolution to Provide Energy from 100 Percent Renewable Sources to the City of Gainesville by 2045 (B) A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Gainesville, Florida, establishing a goal of providing 100 percent of the city’s energy from renewable resources by 2045.
Attachments: 1. 180442 Draft RESOLUTION 20181018, 2. 180442 UABs Proposed Modifications 20181018, 3. 180442_MOD_C-Hayes-Santos_Resolution Renewable Resources_20181018.pdf, 4. 180442_Resolution_20181018.pdf

Title

Resolution to Provide Energy from 100 Percent Renewable Sources to the City of Gainesville by 2045 (B)

 

A Resolution of the City Commission of the City of Gainesville, Florida, establishing a goal of providing 100 percent of the city’s energy from renewable resources by 2045. 

Explanation

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 percent renewable resources.  At the September 27, 2018, General Policy Committee meeting, staff gave a presentation about current sources of renewable energy in GRU's generation fleet and the possibility of a long-term transition to 100 percent renewable energy sources. The Committee felt that the item needed further discussion and asked staff to bring it forward to the October 4, 2018, City Commission meeting to continue the discussion.  The item was discussed at the regular City Commission meeting on October 4, 2018, and the Commission directed staff to draft a resolution that the City, through GRU, commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045, including minimizing CO2 emissions and a commitment to green purchasing. 

Staff presented this resolution to the UAB for discussion at their October 11, 2018 regular meeting.  The UAB voted 5-0, with Member Wheeler absent, to recommend that the Commission adopt the proposed resolution with modifications.  Their proposed modifications are attached to this agenda item.

Fiscal Note

None at this time.

 

Recommendation

Staff recommends that the City Commission adopt the proposed Resolution.

 

The UAB recommends that the City Commission adopt the proposed Resolution with modifications as outlined in the attachment titled "UABs Proposed Modifications."

 

 

 

 




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