Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver has voted to shift to 100 per cent renewable energy sources. City staff is to present a plan by the autumn of 2015 to give a feasible target date for the change.
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Vancouver votes to shift to 100 per cent renewable energy sources

Canada’s Pacific coast port city of Vancouver has voted to shift to 100 per cent renewable energy sources. The motion passed unanimously on March 25, calls on the city’s staff to “bring back the long-range Climate Action Plan to Council by fall 2015 with a clear articulation of the date by which a shift to 100% renewable energy sources is feasible.”

Moved by Mayor Robertson and seconded by Deputy Mayor Reimer, the motion also commits the city to advocating to “regional, provincial and national governments to support an international agreement that commits to 100% renewable energy sources.”

In presenting the motion Mayor Robertson called climate change “the most daunting and important challenge of our time.”

More information:
Vancouver City motion – Support 100% Renewable Energy in Vancouver (pdf) – here
Vancouver Observer – City Council votes unanimously to shift city to 100% renewable energy by 2050 – here
Vancity Buzz – Vancouver to shift to 100% renewable energy sources – here

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