GREENFIELD — Community environmental groups are looking to get Greenfield off fossil fuels and exclusively on renewable energy.
A resolution has been sent to City Council to fully transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources in the city. The resolution, sent by Greening Greenfield and Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution, will be discussed during the full council meeting later today.
Councilor Tim Dolan and the Sustainable Greenfield Implementation Committee have provided support for the resolution ahead of the meeting.
The resolution comes as the Legislature moves to make the state run on 100 percent renewable energy, which Greening Greenfield’s Nancy Hazard said was the impetus for the request.
Most recently, the state Senate passed legislation on Friday that could get the state onto 100 percent renewable energy by 2047. The legislation is now with the House of Representatives.
“I think this is part of larger statewide goals,” Dolan said.
The state has taken other steps according to organizers, such as improving offerings from the Mass Save, a collaborative of Massachusetts utilities that provides financing for energy upgrades to income-eligible residents. (read more)
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