Atlanta’s 100% Clean Energy Plan
On May 1, 2017, the Atlanta City Council unanimously passed Resolution No. 17-R-3510, which directed the Mayor’s Office of Resilience to develop a plan for City of Atlanta operations to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2025 and community-wide 100 percent clean energy by 2035. The resolution calls for the electricity that powers Atlanta to come from clean energy sources, highlighting energy efficiency and renewable energy as preferred options to meet the goals established by the resolution. Specifically, the resolution defines clean energy as energy efficiency, wind, solar, existing and low-impact hydroelectric, geothermal, biogas, and wave technology sources. Energy efficiency includes traditional technology and behavioral measures, as well as cogeneration and district heat and cooling.
This Plan provides different models for how the City of Atlanta’s municipal operations and the entire community can transition to 100 percent clean energy using different policies and programs. If the Plan is adopted, community partners, the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, and City Council will work together to determine what actions should be taken to achieve the goal.
View the plan here: Clean Energy Atlanta: A Vision for a 100% Clean Energy Future