Today’s Solutions: August 11, 2022

Kansas City aka “The Heart of America” has voted unanimously to transition all its municipal electricity to carbon-free sources by the end of 2020. Kansas City was among the first US cities to declare its support for the goals of the Paris Agreement and has been putting that support into practice over the last few years.

Last year, the city announced it had reduced its municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below the year 2000 levels, surpassing its goal of a 30 percent reduction by 2020. The city has also set goals to transition away from both coal and natural gas. On top of the unanimous decision to transition to carbon-free energy sources, Kansas City is also developing a 5-megawatt community solar installation, giving city employees the option to subscribe to the farm.

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