The town of Frisco joined 10 other Colorado communities in committing to reach 100% renewable energy by 2035 after passing a resolution at the town’s regular council meeting on Tuesday night.
“The town of Frisco and other Summit County communities are leading the way as Colorado moves to 100% clean energy,” said Kent Abernethy, chair of the Colorado Sierra Club’s Headwaters Group. “The leadership of communities like Frisco has helped pave the way for statewide leadership in clean energy.”
The move comes after the formation of a renewable energy task force for Frisco late last year, lead by Tiernan Spencer and Fran Long, and the adoption of the Summit Community Climate Action Plan adopted in April.
Last year Xcel Energy, the utility that provides power to Frisco, earned approval from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to replace some coal generation with clean energy as part of a $2.5 billion investment in renewable energy. In December last year, Xcel rolled out a new plan to deliver 100% clean energy by 2050.
“Frisco’s future depends on a clean, livable climate,” said Spencer, leader of Frisco’s renewable energy task force. “We applaud the town of Frisco for its leadership in tackling climate change.”