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Ogden City Council votes for seat at the renewable energy table

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Mitch Shaw

OGDEN — Ogden City is moving forward with its involvement in Utah’s Community Renewable Energy program.

The Ogden City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to approve a resolution that ensures the city’s participation in the development of the rate structure associated with the program while also appropriating $35,738 in city funds toward the effort.

First introduced with House Bill 411, the renewable energy effort is the ambitious clean-energy program adopted by the Utah Legislature during 2019’s general session. The bill calls for Utah cities that choose to participate to move to a net 100% electric energy use from renewable resources by 2030. In December 2019, the council voted 5-2 to adopt a resolution that established a citywide goal to transition to net 100% renewable energy by the target date. The vote also signaled the city’s intent to consider the program as the channel to reach that goal.

Read the full article on the Standard Examiner.

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