Friday 29 May 2020

Dallas pushes its first climate action plan forward

Dallas pushes its first climate action plan forward

Dallas has rolled out its first climate action plan to support its efforts to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

To get there, the city has selected targets of reducing greenhouse (GHG) emissions by 43% by the year 2030 and has called Dallas residents and businesses to be on renewable energy-based electric plans by 2050.

New buildings in the city are expected to be energy neutral producing as much renewable energy as they consume starting from 2030. Older buildings are expected to reduce their energy use by 25% by the last year of the plan.

The local authority has also pledged to have 1,500 electric vehicle (EV) charging outlets installed to support 39,000 cars and make all new transit vehicle purchases by the city fully electric by the end of the decade.

Eric Johnson, Mayor of Dallas, said: "Through the goals and concrete actions outlined in the plan, Dallas can achieve significant and measurable reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, enhance environmental quality for our most vulnerable residents and create a more sustainable infrastructure that can withstand the negative effects of climate change."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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