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Nearly two dozen Utah communities adopted resolutions in 2019 to achieve net-100% renewable electricity by 2030 and thus became eligible to participate in the Utah Renewable Communities Program. The deadline for these communities to sign the Governance Agreement and formally join the program closed on May 31, 2022. Of the 23 eligible communities, 18 joined the Agency before the deadline.
Communities that are listed as "anchors" have made additional voluntary maximum "anchor payment" commitments as described in Schedule 2 of the governance agreement to ensure full funding of the estimated $700,000 program implementation cost. These anchor payments are in addition to the required "initial payments" as described in Schedule 1 of the governance agreement. As other eligible communities decide to join as participants (see the "Participant Track" section, below), the required anchor payments reduce proportionally. All financial commitments are subject to appropriation by each local government's governing body.
The Town of Castle Valley, located approximately 15 miles northeast of Moab, Utah, is a small residential/agricultural community with no commercial or industrial development. The sensitive nature of the land and water of Castle Valley and the effects of climate change call for creative and new ways of managing our local and global environments. Castle Valley supports the goals of the Community Renewable Energy Act to achieve net-100% renewable energy by 2030.
Town of Castle Valley
Grand County, situated in southeastern Utah, boasts natural beauty and recreational opportunities. With a focus on environmental preservation, Grand County aims to combat climate change and promote sustainable practices. It aligns with the goal of achieving net-100% renewable energy by 2030, fostering a harmonious blend of nature and community.
Millcreek’s unique setting between the Wasatch Mountains and Jordan River offers access to cherished open spaces and outdoor recreation opportunities. Millcreek emphasizes the importance of sustainability in protecting these amenities and has prioritized a variety of sustainability initiatives to do so. One such initiative is consideration of renewable energy opportunities, including a 2019 resolution to reach net-100% renewable energy by 2030.
Moab is located in one of the fastest warming areas of the continental U.S., and committed to participating in the global effort to maintain a climate that supports our natural systems and human communities. In 2017 the City of Moab adopted a resolution establishing goals for the Moab community to achieve net-100% renewable electricity by 2032, and an 80% carbon reduction by 2040. The resolution was updated in 2019 to move the net-100% date to 2030.
Park City has made North America’s most ambitious climate goals: to be net-zero carbon and run on 100% renewable electricity for city operations by 2022, and for the whole community by 2030. These goals, passed unanimously by City Council with strong community support, are not just aspirational but achievable.
A joint resolution first adopted in 2016 established goals for the Salt Lake City community to achieve net-100% renewable electricity by 2032 and an 80% carbon reduction by 2040. The resolution was updated in 2019 to move the community date to 2030. Learn more at www.slcgreen.com/100
Salt Lake City
Summit County’s Environmental Stewardship Strategic Priority includes the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from County government operations by 80% below their 2016 level by 2040; and to implement strategies and policies to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions countywide by 80% below their 2014 level by 2050. To accomplish this goal, Summit County will transition to net 100% renewable electrical energy for all government operations by 2030; and make net 100% renewable energy readily available to its residents and businesses.
Emily Quinton, Sustainability Manager
Communities on the "Participant Track" signed the governance agreement before July 31st, 2021. These communities commit to the required "initial payments" as described in Schedule 1 of the governance agreement. All financial commitments are subject to appropriation by each local government's governing body.
Alta City, cradled in the majestic Wasatch Mountains of Utah, is a haven for outdoor and snow enthusiasts. Focused on environmental responsibility, Alta City is dedicated to mitigating climate change and advancing renewable energy solutions, with a goal of achieving net-100% renewable energy by 2030. This commitment underscores Alta's commitment to preserving its natural beauty while embracing a sustainable future.
Nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Summit County, Utah, Coalville City is a historic gem with deep roots in mining and agriculture. Coalville City is taking a proactive approach to environmental stewardship, with a clear goal of achieving net-100% renewable energy by 2030, ensuring a sustainable future for its residents and protecting the pristine wilderness that surrounds the city. This harmonious blend of tradition and progress defines Coalville's unique character.
Emigration Canyon Township bears the historical significance of being the pioneer route to Salt Lake City. It remains a living testament to Utah's pioneer heritage, featuring well-preserved historical landmarks and scenic beauty. Emigration Canyon is committed to preserving its unique character while making strides towards a sustainable future. The community is actively working towards achieving net-100% renewable energy by 2030, ensuring a harmonious coexistence between its rich past and an environmentally responsible tomorrow. Visitors can explore the canyon's historic sites, hiking trails, and embrace the blend of history and environmental stewardship that defines Emigration Canyon Township.
A community beloved as a gateway to world-famous outdoor recreation areas, Cottonwood Heights recognizes the potential of renewable energy in addressing environmental concerns that affect these outdoor areas, as well as affect the general health, safety, and welfare of the City. In an effort to explore renewable energy options, Cottonwood Heights signed a 2019 resolution aspiring toward net-100% renewable electricity available for City operations by 2022, and available City-wide by 2030. In considering renewable energy opportunities, Cottonwood Heights maintains a focus on affordability, reliability, and environmental stewardship.
Senior Planner & Sustainability Analyst
Francis City, nestled in the pristine Kamas Valley of Utah, cherishes its rural charm and outdoor opportunities. With a dedication to preserving its small-town character and natural beauty, Francis City is actively pursuing sustainable practices, including a commitment to achieving net-100% renewable energy by 2030. Residents and visitors can enjoy the tranquility of the valley, explore local trails, and experience the perfect blend of rural heritage and environmental responsibility that defines Francis City.
Holladay City boasts a rich history and vibrant community spirit. With a strong commitment to preserving its heritage and natural beauty, Holladay City is actively pursuing sustainability goals, including a mission to achieve net-100% renewable energy by 2030. Residents and visitors can relish the charm of the city, explore local parks and cultural attractions, and appreciate the harmonious blend of history and environmental responsibility that defines Holladay City.
Set amid the picturesque landscapes of Salt Lake County, Kearns City stands as a dynamic community rooted in a legacy of local industries. Kearns City is resolutely committed to sustainable initiatives, actively pursuing the goal of attaining net-100% renewable energy by 2030. This dedication ensures a more eco-conscious future for residents, all while celebrating the town's distinctive blend of heritage and progress within its scenic surroundings.
Oakley City, situated in the serene landscapes of Summit County, Utah, thrives as a close-knit residential and agricultural community, free from commercial or industrial sprawl. Oakley City recognizes the importance of safeguarding its land and water, particularly in the face of climate change, prompting innovative strategies to manage local and global environments. Embracing the Community Renewable Energy Act, Oakley City is committed to achieving the ambitious target of 100% renewable energy by 2030, ensuring a sustainable future for its residents and the planet.
Ogden City, positioned in northern Utah's scenic landscape, thrives as a modest residential and agricultural community, untouched by commercial or industrial expansion. Recognizing the ecological sensitivity of its land and water, Ogden City embraces innovative approaches to address local and global environmental challenges, driven by the urgency of climate change. Ogden City aligns with the aspirations of Utah Renewable Communities, aiming to attain 100% renewable energy by 2030, safeguarding a sustainable future for its residents and contributing to a greener world.
Salt Lake County, a diverse and vibrant region in Utah, encompasses an array of communities, from bustling urban centers to serene rural areas. Within its boundaries lie the picturesque Wasatch Mountains, providing not only breathtaking natural beauty but also a stark reminder of the pressing need for environmental stewardship in the face of climate change. Salt Lake County is committed to leading the charge in innovative sustainability efforts. This includes a determined goal of aligning with the Community Renewable Energy Act to reach 100% renewable energy by 2030, ensuring a sustainable and eco-conscious future for its residents and preserving the pristine landscapes that define the county's unique character.
Salt Lake County
Nestled near the southwestern entrance to Zion National Park, Springdale City embodies a tranquil residential oasis amid Utah's natural splendor. With a deep respect for its pristine surroundings and a commitment to environmental sustainability, Springdale pioneers innovative approaches to address local and global ecological challenges intensified by climate change. The city is dedicated to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2030, in alignment with the Community Renewable Energy Act, ensuring a harmonious coexistence of its residents with the breathtaking landscapes that define Springdale.