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File #: 2021-3336    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 11/2/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 12/21/2021 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Commission Districts A Resolution of the DeKalb County Governing Authority to adopt a Vison and Transition Plan of 100% Clean Energy and Clean Transportation powering the County's need by 2050.
Attachments: 1. Substitute 2021 12.21 Item 2021-3336, 2. DeKalb County 100% Clean Energy and Transportation Resolution

Substitute

Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Board of Commissioners - District 6                                     

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Commission District(s): All Commission Districts

A Resolution of the DeKalb County Governing Authority to adopt a Vison and Transition Plan of 100% Clean Energy and Clean Transportation powering the County’s need by 2050.

Body

 

Information Contact: Commissioner Ted Terry

Phone Number: 404-371-4909

 

PURPOSE:

A Resolution of the DeKalb County Governing Authority to adopt a Vison and Transition Plan of 100% Clean Energy and Clean Transportation powering the County’s need by 2050. The DeKalb County and Metro-Atlanta region ranks 48th out of the 50 most populous metro-areas in solar photovoltaic installations according to the “Shining Cities Report 2020” by Environment America. Adoption of this resolution will offer the opportunity to equitably distribute resources, address poverty, stimulate new economic activity in DeKalb County, and lift up those most impacted by high energy costs.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

Renewable energy represents an enormous economic opportunity for DeKalb County to create jobs in an ever-emerging industry, increase economic security and expand prosperity for local residents, reduce air pollution and associated public health risks, reduce the strain on water resources, and save consumers money.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Unknown at this time.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

To approve the resolution and authorize the chief executive officer to execute all necessary documents