– How can individuals and organizations we’re part of help Asheville and Buncombe County reach their clean energy goals?
– What can individuals do locally to support City Council’s resolution calling for the City of Asheville to power itself with 100% renewable energy by the year 2030? Reduce carbon footprint by 80% by 2050?
– Learn from countries that are already going 100% renewable, e.g., Costa Rica
– Develop neighborhood microgrids with ample battery storage
– Deal with the elephant in the room, i.e., Duke Energy
– Support electric vehicles, including buses and shuttles
– Learn about the Cadmus Group Consulting Firm that is advising the city and county in developing plans to reach their goals about 100% renewable energy within coming decades
Where to get involved:
– SACEE (the city’s Sustainable Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment); attend their meetings
– EITF (Energy Initiative Task Force)
– Blue Horizons Project (with Duke Energy)
– Community Roots
– Energy Savers Network;
– WNC Renewables Coalition
– Sierra Club
– NC WARN