Evansville Promises to Go Greener!
Evansville has made another step forward in it's efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and GO GREENER! In a 7-2 vote, the City Council passed a Clean Energy Resolution which by the year 2050 hopes to reduce carbon emissions substantially, increase renewable energy usage and reduce Evansville's overall carbon footprint!
Over the past couple of years, more and more homes, apartment buildings and businesses in the area have installed some sort of solar power or renewable energy equipment. Vectren even has plans to build a Solar Panel 'Farm' on Morgan Ave allowing over 300 homes access to renewable energy.
The City Council in confident that this step is good for the city and will not only bring more jobs to the area but should also start to reduce resident's energy bills! In an interview with 44News, City Council member Dan McGinn said, “If we get rid of the carbon and all of the other nasty chemicals that are produced by fossil fuels it has to be somewhat better.”
Although, the resolution is 'non-binding' which means it can't be moved into law, it's still a step in the right direction to move Evansville into a GREENER, less polluted future!