Warren pledges to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent

WARREN — Working to reduce Warren’s carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 while simultaneously adding new jobs is a goal Mayor Doug Franklin made when Warren became the 12th community to join Power A Clean Future Ohio.

“Thirty percent may be an ambitious goal, but we know the new wave of jobs will be driven by clean energy,” Franklin said. “By joining this organization, we will be on the forefront of job creation and finding equitable solutions.”

The 30 percent reduction is based on 2010 emission levels.

Power A Clean Future Ohio is a nonpartisan coalition and campaign that is dedicated to working with local communities to develop equitable clean energy solutions to benefit the well-being of residents, the environment, and the economy. The coalition was launched in February 2020.

It is working to try to get Ohio cities “to reduce emissions and develop local clean energy polices,” Joe Flarida, executive director of the coalition, said. It can provide technical advice and research for communities in reducing their energy emissions.

Other cities in the coalition are Lorain, Lakewood, Euclid, Lima, Dayton, Cincinnati, Silverton, Bexley, Reynoldsburg, Lancaster and Athens.

Representatives of Power A Clean Future Ohio approached the city about joining because of the work city leaders have been doing with Nature’s Conservancy in cleaning up the Mahoning River.

Read more in Sunday’s Tribune Chronicle.


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