Kansas City Will Make Its Government 100 Percent Carbon-Free by Next Year

Kansas City, Missouri, has voted unanimously to transition all its municipal electricity to carbon-free sources by the end of 2020.

The city’s finance and governance committee recommended Wednesday that the sustainability measure be immediately adopted, and the measure passed the full council Thursday.

The measure also directs the city to find 25 acres to develop a 5 megawatt community solar installation, giving city employees the option to subscribe to the farm. It also directs the city to purchase more all-electric or hybrid electric vehicles and to achieve Energy Star certification for most city buildings by 2023.

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