City moving toward 100% renewable energy goal

| October 29, 2019

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The Utility Advisory Board’s Oct. 22 draft proposal, “Energy and Utility Policy 2020- 2030,” addresses multiple aspects of renewable resources, i.e., utility efficiency programs and incentives; energy source diversification; a phased-in renewable energy portfolio; usage patterns across residential, business, institution and industry; and transportation efficiency – including electric vehicles and charging stations. The plan is based on policies that focus on economic viability, environmental responsibility and equity across the Gainesville Regional Utilities service area. The approach is holistic, although perhaps some of the elements could be included in the city’s comprehensive plan that is coming up for review in 2020.

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