On Tuesday, the Nederland, Colo., city council unanimously voted to power Nederland with 100% clean, renewable energy by 2025. The vote came shortly after the cities of Orlando, Fla., and Nevada City, Calif., established similar goals last week.
According to Sierra Club, Nederland now represents the 42nd city in the U.S. to officially commit to 100% renewables and the fourth city in Colorado, joining Pueblo, Boulder and Aspen. The Sierra Club says transitioning to clean energy is critical for Rocky Mountain towns like Nederland that are already facing the effects of climate change with an increase of extreme weather, including drought and forest fires. . .