Thursday 4 June 2020

US city of Ann Arbor to become carbon-neutral in ten years

US city of Ann Arbor to become carbon-neutral in ten years

Ann Arbor, a city of 100,000 people in Michigan has set a clear carbon-neutral goal for 2030.

The local authority recently adopted a roadmap towards net zero. The carbon-neutrality plan includes measures such as electrification of the city's vehicle fleet and the creation of a new solar bulk buy programme, to assist residents with purchasing solar energy projects at a discount,

It will also support the development of a 24MW solar installation at the city's closed landfill site and offer incentives for energy-efficient housing.

Ann Arbor Mayor, Christopher Taylor, said: "The fight against climate change is the defining challenge of our time. It necessitates bold, ambitious and immediate action."

The city is predicted to receive more than 117 Michigan stadiums' worth of rainfall every year because of climate change.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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