Buncombe County Passes 100% Renewable Energy Goals

December 6th, 2017
By Deborah

 

Last night, the Buncombe County Commission voted to commit to transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy for all municipal operations by 2030 and countywide by 2042. Thanks to all who wrote, who called, who came and spoke, and who have supported this effort since we began fighting for this.  And THANKS must go to the high school and college students who collected over 1800 signatures among them and spoke so compellingly about their commitment to get to this goal.  The vote was 4-3 with Brownie Newman, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Al Whitesides, and Ellen Frost voting in favor and the three Republicans making speeches about how they support the environment before voting no.  Commissioner Mike Fryer even lectured the 20 plus students there about how it was unachievable and they should be weatherizing homes rather than collecting signatures.

     A major victory at a time when things look so bleak in Washington and in Raleigh.

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