MOAB — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution establishing a communitywide goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2032.
Moab is now the 23rd community in the United States and the third in Utah to commit to 100 percent clean, renewable energy.
The resolution also calls for the city to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2040, including a reduction of at least 50 percent by 2032.
“For Moab, one of the world’s great outdoor recreation destinations, the implications of climate change could not be more troubling,” Councilman Kalen Jones said in a statement.
“Rising temperatures, reduced water availability, economic instability, and other impacts threaten our residents and greatly limit activity that fuels our city’s economy. It is an imperative that Moab takes action to protect our community while expanding the horizons for the local economy. We are taking bold and meaningful action to confront these threats by doubling down on 100 percent clean and renewable energy and shifting away from fossil fuels," Jones said.