On Thursday, January 17, the City Council of Keene, New Hampshire voted 14-1 to establish a goal of transitioning the city to 100 percent clean and renewable energy. Keene joins the communities of Concord, Cornish, Hanover, and Plainfield to become the fifth city in the state to establish the goal. The resolution adopts a goal of … Continue reading Keene’s 100% Sustainable Energy Resolution passes
Jobs and economic development - Renewables are the fastest growing energy source in the United States, comprising 67% of new electric generation capacity installed in 2016. Moreover, clean energy jobs are the fastest growing job sector. We’ll save money - Improving energy efficiency means saving money that would otherwise be spent on energy costs. Greater … Continue reading Why renewable energy?
The draft resolution calls for the City of Keene to develop a strategic plan by April 2020 to meet the renewable energy goal “through a transparent and inclusive stakeholder process.” That process will facilitate broad dialogue, both within the community and drawing on the experience of other communities to develop realistic steps to achieve the … Continue reading How can we do it?