100 Percent Renewable Energy Commitments

The 100 percent renewable energy commitments made by Legacy Communities are a leading example in the state of Wisconsin for combating climate change at the local level. These commitments fit well with ongoing energy usage strategies that all Legacy Communities strive to implement.

City of Fitchburg electric vehicle charging station

City of Fitchburg electric vehicle charging station.

Eau Claire

  • In March 2019, the Eau Claire Common Council passed a resolution to become carbon neutral by 2050 (with incremental benchmarks) and achieve 100 percent renewable energy for municipal operations and citywide by 2050.

Eau Claire County

Fitchburg

  • In February 2019, the City of Fitchburg Common Council approved a resolution to achieve 100 percent renewable energy sources for city operations by 2030.
  • Read the City’s press release.

La Crosse

  • In July 2019, the City of La Crosse Common Council passed a resolution adopting sustainability goals related to obtaining 100% renewable energy and becoming carbon neutral all by 2050.
  • La Crosse set benchmarks for reaching carbon neutrality by setting incremental drawdown reductions every five years starting in 2020.
  • They will use 2015 as a baseline for greenhouse gas emissions.

Middleton

  • In July 2018, the City of Middleton Common Council passed a resolution with goals to achieve 100 percent renewable sources for energy needs of city operations by 2040 and for energy needs community-wide by 2050. The resolution also sets goals to meet 100 percent of municipal electricity needs by 2035 and for community-wide electricity needs by 2040.
  • Read the City’s press release.
Eau Claire Phoenix Park

Eau Claire Phoenix Park

Monona

  • In March 2019, the City of Monona Common Council passed a resolution that states 100 percent renewable goals for municipal energy needs by 2040 and for community-wide energy needs by 2050. The resolution also states 100 percent renewable goals for electricity needs for municipal operations by 2030 and for community-wide electricity needs by 2040.
  • An article detailing the resolution is available in the Monona/Cottage Grove Herald-Independent