[Keene Sentinel – Dec. 28, 2018] Local businesses and organizations are throwing their support behind a proposed resolution to rid the city’s energy grid of fossil fuels by 2030.
On Nov. 28, the City Council’s municipal services, facilities and infrastructure committee moved forward with a resolution calling for all electricity used in Keene come from renewable sources by 2030. In addition, the resolution set a goal of having all transportation energy derive from renewable sources by 2050.
As the proposal was introduced to the committee last month, it received support from Bensonwood Homes, Filtrine Manufacturing Co., Green Energy Options, the Monadnock Food Co-op, Tree Free Greetings, the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce and the Keene State College Sustainability Office.
And last week, the City Council received letters in support of the resolution from The Community Kitchen Inc. and Antioch University New England.
City staff are drafting the formal resolution, and it will come back before the committee before potentially being passed on to the council for a final vote.