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City votes to make Regina 100 per cent renewable by 2050
Published Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:54AM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:29PM CST
After Monday night’s council meeting, councillors have set their sights on making Regina 100 per cent renewable by 2050.
Mayor Michael Fougere says there are still plenty of hurdles when it comes to funding and identifying partners in this endeavor, but he feels the impact of this decision also extends itself to the national landscape.
"When I speak with other mayors across the countries with the big cities caucus, they are all talking about doing something,” Mayor Fougere said on Monday. “We will be seen as a leader because we focused our resources and to have a plan in place next year to build towards 2050 and they are going to look at what we're doing so we are going to be a leader.”
“I'm very encouraged with council and their enthusiasm, and I think we have so much potential with alternative energies right here on our door step and now's the time to embrace them. Let's get on with this.” Brian Brunskill, an industry consultant told media.
City administration is now tasked with developing the framework for the proposal by the fourth quarter of 2019.