Coal centric American city St. Louis votes to get all electricity from solar, wind

Signal of change / Coal centric American city St. Louis votes to get all electricity from solar, wind

By Anirudh Shah / 13 Nov 2017

St Louis, Missouri became the latest American city to set a goal of producing all of its energy from zero-carbon sources by 2035. A unanimous vote by the Board of Aldermen passed legislation to this effect and a group of various stakeholders including workers, environmentalists, business people, representatives from utility companies and lawmakers will draw up a plan to reach this goal. 

So what?

Whilst this 100% clean energy goal has been set by many US cities – for St Louis it is a significant challenge. The city currently produces 95% of its electricity through the burning of fossil fuels and nuclear power and has long been the home of the corporate headquarters of many US coal companies including Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.

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