Columbia continues to exceed renewable energy goals, city says

May 22, 2018

Almost 16 percent of energy sources used in Columbia in 2017 were renewable, a report presented to the City Council on Monday shows.

This exceeded the city’s goal of having 5 percent of all energy come from renewable sources in 2017, and puts Columbia Water and Light on track to meet the goal of using 15 percent renewable energy by the end of 2018.

These renewable energy goals were first approved by voters in 2004 and were updated by the council in 2014 to raise the standards. Columbia Water and Light has consistently beat the goals, according to the city.

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