100% Renewable Energy Initiative

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City of Asheville Staff  partnered with Buncombe County staff to engage a consultant, the Cadmus Group, to develop a roadmap to implement City Council’s 100% Renewable Energy goal referenced in Resolution 18-279 and Buncombe County Resolution 17-12-06.

The final report is now available. Please follow the link to view the Moving to 100 percent final report.



                                                   Goals of the road map are to:


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      • Prioritize the selection and implementation of projects that reduce the City’s municipal
        energy consumption and are economically responsible, socially just and technologically feasible


      • Support Buncombe County’s community-wide 100% renewable energy goal by 2042


      • Ensure that the concerns of historically marginalized communities are incorporated and the benefits
        of this transition are shared by all communities throughout Asheville


      • Identify staffing and annual funding appropriations needed to achieve the City’s renewable energy goals


      • Prioritize hiring and utilizing local businesses and members of marginalized communities to the extent permitted by law


      • Incorporate the renewable energy strategies into the City’s Climate Action Plan.



  • July 24, 2018: City Council approves the City to enter into an interlocal agreement with Buncombe County to co-fund a renewable energy planning services Request For Proposal.October 23, 2018:  City Council approves 100% renewable energy goal.

    November 2018:  The Cadmus Group kicks-off renewable energy road map planning.

    January – March 2019: Data Collect, Community visioning workshop.

    March – May 2019:  Energy and regulatory analysis.

    June 2019:  Present draft plan to the community.

    November 2019:  Finalize renewable energy road map.


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