Minneapolis officials announced new targets on Friday for moving the city to 100 percent renewable electricity. The goal is for municipal facilities and operations to reach that by 2022, with the rest of the city fully complying by 2030.
The effort will be reflected by a shift to electricity sources such as wind and solar, instead of fossil fuels. The official resolution implied the time is right, noting that the cost of these more environmentally-friendly power sources is rapidly falling, and advancements in renewable energy fields are making it otherwise more accessible.
This new goal is just the latest move by the city to achieve a vision of a more environmentally-friendly culture for Minneapolis.