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City of St. Louis 100% Clean Energy Plan

Last September, the Board of Aldermen of the City of St. Louis unanimously passed a resolution committing the city to sourcing 100% clean energy by 2035. St. Louis was the 47th city to join Ready for 100 and the largest city in the Midwest to do so. More than 100 cities across the country have committed to transition to 100% renewable energy. So far, six American cities, including Rock Port, Missouri, now source all of their electricity from clean, renewable resources.

After the resolution passed, the City formed the 100% Clean Energy Advisory Board, made up of representatives from the U.S. Green Building Council, Washington University in St. Louis, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, activists, and leaders from the business and faith communities. The board’s goal is to find the best possible paths forward to help the City of St. Louis reach their goal.

Board members have been working with officials from other cities with similar energy goals, including Atlanta. The board is also engaging with local stakeholders, such as Ameren, the BOA’s Financial Analyst, Schneider Electric, and Anheuser-Busch.

The final plan must achieve five main goals:

  • Cost effective - The plan will meet the electricity needs of consumers.
  • Health - The plan will improve local health outcomes.
  • Equity - The plan will ensure equitable access across communities, including low-income communities, communities of color, and other traditionally marginalized groups.
  • Jobs - The plan will create additional employment opportunities for residents.
  • Emissions reduction - The plan will lower carbon emissions.

The Advisory Board  knew they would need robust participation and engagement from residents for the plan to succeed and formed a Community Engagement Subcommittee. The subcommittee created a survey to allow residents to help guide the process.

Take the survey and make your voice heard!

The 100% Clean Energy Community Engagement Subcommittee plans to hold several presentations across the city to educate residents and ensure broad public participation. After the engagement process is complete, a Technical Committee will make recommendations to the full Advisory Board, which will then make final recommendations to the Board of Alderman.   

Learn more about the City of St. Louis’s commitment to 100% Clean Energy and leave  comments here.

Not in the City? Ask your mayor to sign on to a 100% Clean Energy Commitment.