WEST VINCENT — The Board of Supervisors recently adopted a resolution to transition to 100-percent clean and renewable energy community-wide by 2050, joining other leading towns and cities in the national movement.
The resolution is aligned with the Ready for 100 program sponsored by the Sierra Club, which advocates for an affordable and equitable energy system across the United States powered by 100-percent clean, renewable energy like wind and solar.
West Vincent is the 161st community in the country, and the 11th in Chester County, to officially set community-wide energy transition goals.
The resolution supports the township's existing Sustainability Plan that set a goal to reduce township-wide carbon dioxide emissions, and the Comprehensive Plan created by More, the Phoenixville Regional Planning Committee that has goals to lessen the impacts of carbon-induced climate change.
The township will be working with other Chester County communities in developing an energy transition plan. The plan will set goals, strategies, and initiatives to guide the township toward meeting the objectives of the program. The plan will also include an emissions inventory of the township, a program to educate residents about clean energy options, and maintain open avenues for feedback and input from the community.
The Board of Supervisors will be creating a committee of township stakeholders to develop and monitor the energy transition plan. Members of the township's Environmental Advisory Council and Sustainability Committee will be the initial members of the committee.
Updates will be provided on the township website.