First Florida City Commits to 100% Clean Energy
Move aside Los Angeles and San Diego–St. Petersburg is the first city in Florida to commit to making the transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
St. Pete’s City Council Committee unanimously voted to implement the Integrated Sustainability Action Plan (ISAP), which outlines a plan to power the city solely on clean energy. $250,000 has been allocated to pay for this venture–all of it will be derived from the BP settlement funds from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The commitment follows Mayor Rick Kriseman’s announcement early this year for a zero-energy St. Petersburgh. “The Integrated Sustainability Action Plan builds on my Executive Order on Sustainability by creating a roadmap to achieve the City’s long-term sustainability goals,” said Kriseman. “Working towards 100 percent clean energy and zero waste will help ensure that St. Pete remains a ‘city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play.”