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Guest opinion: We're on the way to meet emission-reduction goal

Original post made on Jun 23, 2017

Five years ago, our city's leaders — who are all still City Council members today — adopted an ambitious but realistic goal of reducing Menlo Park's climate-change pollution in 2020 by more than a quarter from 2005 levels. As Environmental Quality Commission members at the time, we applauded the commitment and pledged to help make it happen by pulling together community leaders, with generous support from the Hewlett Foundation, to form Menlo Spark.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Kristin Kuntz-Duriseti
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 23, 2017 at 10:36 am

I applaud the leadership position that Menlo Park is taking to address climate change and reduce our carbon footprint. The recommendations made here support the three compatible tenets of sustainable development -- economy, environment, and equity. As a member of the General Plan Advisory Committee, I was extremely pleased with the provisions of the General Plan Update to include 100% carbon-free new development east of 101. Based on the success of these regulations, Menlo Park should expand this target throughout the city. I encourage residents to choose the Eco100 option provided by Peninsula Clean Energy to ensure that your energy comes from 100% renewable resources. As the default option offered by PCE is 50% renewable energy, this simple act of electing ECO100 has a big impact at pennies per day.


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