Spokane is back on track to 100 percent renewable energy.
On Sept. 17, the Spokane City Council overrode Mayor David Condon‘s veto of the council's August vote to set a 100 percent renewable energy goal for the city. The action makes Spokane the state's fourth local government to set a 100 percent goal. Environment Washington launched our Spokane 100% campaign in the spring and signing local businesses, elected leaders and activists to a 100 percent clean energy pledge.
“Every day, we see more evidence that an economy powered by renewable energy is within our reach. But, to get there, we need local, state and federal leadership,” said Environment Washington State Director Bruce Speight. “The city of Spokane, with this action, is showing the way.”
A growing list of cities, states, businesses and colleges have committed to 100 percent renewable energy—including California, thanks in part to Environment California, another affiliate of our national network.
Photo: Environment Washington State Director Bruce Speight discusses the need for renewable energy in Washington on KOMO 4. Credit: KOMO 4.