[Keene Sentinel] The Keene City Council on Thursday adopted a sweeping plan to transition the city to 100-percent renewable energy in the coming decades.
Two years in the making, the plan spells out how Keene can try to achieve that goal through a combination of reducing energy use and switching to renewable sources.
The 15-member council approved it unanimously after a few minutes of discussion, and praise for the city staff and volunteer community members who drafted it.
“I see us as being stewards of our earth and our city and our people,” said Ward 4 Councilor Gladys Johnsen. “… It’s going to help, I know, my grandchildren and some of our others.”
Keene’s volunteer Energy and Climate Committee began work on the plan in 2019, after the City Council adopted a set of ambitious goals — using renewables to generate all electricity used in the city by 2030, and switching transportation and heating and cooling systems to renewable power by 2050.