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Red State City Makes 100% Renewables Pledge

Associated Press:

A city in central Oklahoma has made an environmental resolution to transition to 100 percent renewable energy in its buildings by 2035. The Tuesday resolution makes Norman the first city in Oklahoma to make such a commitment to renewables, the Norman Transcript reported.

The city will tap into sources like wind and solar for electricity. The resolution also calls for 100 percent clean energy commitment across the board by 2050, including heating and transportation.

“We’ve already been taking baby steps toward this, and I think this is the public commitment to take us the rest of the way,” said Councilwoman Breea Clark. “We’re getting noticed for our efforts; now it’s time to follow through.”

Norman officials are still determining how the city will reach its energy goals. The city is still negotiating a long-term franchise agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric, but the resolution has received broad community support.

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