Nederland aims to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 — if not sooner

The town of Nederland is poised to because the 42nd community in the country to commit to achieving 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030.

But Mayor Kristopher Larsen says he thinks the town can reach the target much sooner than that.

“Personally, I’m arguing that we need to act more quickly,” Larsen said. “Two-thousand-thirty is 13 years from now, and from what we can see with climate change and the accelerating rate of change, we don’t have 13 years to wait.

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“We need to start thinking much bigger than that,” he added. “I’m going to argue that we should set a goal more on the order of five years from now.”

Nederland’s Board of Trustees meets Tuesday to consider making the commitment, and Larsen expects a unanimous approval.

Should that happen, Nederland will become the fourth city in Colorado to commit to the 2030 target, joining Boulder, Aspen and Pueblo.

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Source:: The Denver Post

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