After spending two years lobbying City officials for their support of renewable energy — yes, renewable energy is possible and financially sound — Pasadena 100 recently saw two of its specific requests approved.
1) The City will not sign anymore long-term contracts for natural gas and
2) It will include a Social Cost of Carbon (SCC) in the planning analysis for determining future resource choices and their utilization to meet electric energy needs.
Both these asks, "No long-term fossil fuel contracts" & "Don’t ignore the real costs of carbon" — were included in our IRP (Integrated Resource Plan).
The City Council voted in favor of the requests on December 10, 2018. You can view the agenda for the meeting and the recap, including the words "Action: Approved Staff Recommendation", on the City website here. (Look for item #12!)
Feeling happy! It's time to celebrate!
Transition Pasadena/Transition US
"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world." (Howard Zinn)