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Keisa Lance Bottoms, Stephanie Stuckey, Otis Rolley and Kisha Powell

Atlanta seeking to push back its clean energy goals

Back in May 2017, the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously for the city to transition to 100 percent clean energy for municipal operations by 2025 and 100 percent clean energy for the entire city by 2035.

Now the city is saying – “Not so fast.”

The Atlanta City Council will consider a resolution by its Utilities Committee to push back those deadlines to 2035 for municipal operations and for the entire city by 2050.

"I've been telling my team I can't wait for tomorrow, that's the most exciting part for me because that's when we're actually going to be implementing our strategy," said Atlanta Chief Resilience Officer Stephanie Stuckey on Thursday, at the ceremonial launch of the Atlanta Resilience Strategy. Credit: Maggie Lee

Atlanta publishes resilience strategy

After more than a year of work, the city of Atlanta published a plan called Resilient Atlanta: Actions to Build a More Equitable Future. The 150-page document is meant as a blueprint for where Atlanta wants to go, and how it wants to handle problems from inequity to natural disasters.