News from the City of Dunedin Florida
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Contact: Courtney King, Communications Director
Dunedin, FL - Mayor Julie Ward Bujalski on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 endorsed a goal of powering the City of Dunedin entirely with clean and renewable energy. The Dunedin City Commission unanimously supported the Mayor’s endorsement. Mayor Bujalski joins a growing coalition of Mayors for 100% Clean Energy who have similarly announced support for a goal of powering their communities with 100 percent renewable energy such as wind and solar.
“I am proud to support a vision of 100 percent clean and renewable energy for Dunedin,” said Mayor Bujalski. “This transition will protect the health of our residents from pollution, create new jobs in the growing clean energy industry, and lower the burden of high energy costs placed on businesses and consumers.”
Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, an initiative of the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign, represents a growing number of mayors from across the country who have endorsed a community-wide goal of transitioning entirely to renewable energy.
“Cities can help lead the transition away from dirty fuels to renewable energy, but it will require boldness and ambition to get it done. I’m proud to stand with my fellow Mayors for 100% Clean Energy to call for a transition to 100 percent clean and renewable energy in my community,” said Mayor Bujalski
Mayoral endorsements of 100 percent renewable energy have led to ambitious action in municipalities across the United States. The mayors of St. Petersburg, FL, and Abita Springs, LA, issued proclamations endorsing a goal of transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy, followed by the formal adoption of a city-wide goal establishing 100 percent clean energy as the target for city energy planning.
“This is an important first step for our city, and I look forward to working with city and community leaders across Dunedin to begin the work of realizing this goal,” said Mayor Bujalski. More than 25 U.S. cities have now committed to transition entirely to clean and renewable energy.
For the full list of Mayors for 100% Clean Energy and more information on the initiative, visit Mayors4CleanEnergy.org.