Carbondale adopted a GoEV City resolution this week, setting a public goal of achieving 100% zero-emission transportation by 2050. With transportation as a leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state, the urgency of switching to electric vehicles has extended well beyond the Front Range.
The city is the 13th in the state to pass such a resolution, joining other GoEV participants Boulder County, Denver, City of Boulder, Summit County, City of Golden, City of Fort Collins, City of Longmont, Town of Vail, Town of Avon, and the Town of Erie. The GoEV resolution includes all forms of transportation including school buses, municipal fleets, taxis/Ubers/Lyfts, as well as private vehicles. In total, about a quarter of the Colorado population lives in a GoEV locality.
“Clean air is critical for our quality of life in Colorado, so we applaud leadership in Carbondale for recognizing the importance of zeroing out emissions from our vehicles, which is a leading source of air pollution and climate change,” said Alex Simon, public health advocate with CoPIRG. “Through the GoEV commitment, local governments are sending a powerful message to both business and residents that electric transportation is the future.”
The GoEV City and County campaign is a statewide coalition effort by the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG), Conservation Colorado, Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP), and Sierra Club. For more information – https://www.goevcity.org/