Santa Barbara, Calif., has become the 30th city in the country to officially commit to transition to 100 percent renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. The Santa Barbara City Council in early June approved a measure that establishes a community-wide goal of switching to 50 percent clean energy for all municipal buildings and operations by 2020 and making the transition entirely by 2030. Other California cities that have set the same goal include San Diego, San Francisco, South Lake Tahoe and Palo Alto. A week earlier, the Portland, Oregon City Council and Multnomah County Commission also committed to transition all city and county operations to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

– via North American Windpower

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