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City Commissioner pushes for a more energy-efficient city

City Commissioner pushes for a more energy-efficient city
City Commissioner pushes for a more energy-efficient city
Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 14:54:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - At last night's Tallahassee City Commission meeting, the idea of a more energy-efficient city was fostered by a bold goal.

Several groups joined City Commissioner Scott Maddox in an effort to make energy in Tallahassee a 100 percent renewable by the year 2035.

Commissioner Maddox says, several residents are already doing their part by joining the city's solar power initiative.

He says he's hopeful more will realize, dwindling natural resources require a new approach.

"Fossil fuels are going away. I mean, there's no way we can continue down the path of using fossil fuels. We have to be renewable if we're going to succeed as a human race. This is a great first step. Let's do it by 2035, have all renewable energy sources, and if the rest of the country does that, we'll all be in a better place," says City Commissioner Maddox.  

Maddox says, the effort will end up saving residents money and ultimately help mother nature.