Advocating for a Clean Energy Future

Let’s end Jacksonville’s dependence on highly-polluting fossil fuels by committing to a clean renewable energy future. It will help stem climate change, vitalize the economy, and protect natural assets. Opportunities abound, so let’s act.

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About the Campaign

Getting the city to commit to operate on 100% renewable energy by 2050 is central to the RenewJax Campaign. It seeks to persuade Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) to end its dependence on expensive, highly polluting fossil fuels by converting to clean, renewable energy sources. It also seeks to persuade city leaders to commit to fully operate on renewable energy. Many cities in Florida and nationwide have committed to operate on renewable energy, so it is time for Jacksonville to do so.

Our campaign is supported by these local organizations:

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Why We Need the Campaign

Unbeknownst to many in the region, Jacksonville is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and a contributor to global warming. Though the city suffers from the effects of global warming, it has not acknowledged its contribution to the problem or done anything to limit its impact. Acceleration of global warming coupled with emerging financial incentives to convert to renewable energy make this the time to act.

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What We Are Asking

The RenewJax Campaign is an effort to get city leaders to commit Jacksonville to operate on 100% renewable energy before 2050.

We are asking JEA to:

  • Accelerate conversion to renewable energy sources
  • Commit to 100% renewable energy sources by 2050

We are asking the COJ to:

  • Use renewable energy for all municipal operations by 2035
  • Use renewable energy for entire community by 2050

Latest News & Blogs

Jacksonville: A City in Denial

By J. Logan Cross

Jacksonville is making efforts to increase its resilience to extreme weather events, but is doing nothing to address global warming, the driver of such weather events. Denial of this reality threatens to degrade the quality of life throughout the region.

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The Dirty Truth About Utilities Climate Pledges – Version 2

The Sierra Club performed a comprehensive analysis of the long-term plans of utilities across the nation to assess their commitment to transition from dependence on fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. The 2022 version of this report was recently released and reveals JEA received a D grade. Read the report for more information.

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An ADAPT Q&A with Jay Stowe, CEO of JEA

By Brendan Rivers

As we prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Ian this week, our public utility, JEA, says it’s ready for the storm despite supply chain challenges. Beyond hurricane season, here’s what else JEA CEO Jay Stowe is planning.

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It’s Time to Take Action

JEA is a public utility so its leaders should be responsive to the preferences of its citizen owners. Similarly, city leaders were elected by the citizens so they should be responsive to their preferences. It is time to ask these leaders to respond by reducing our city’s contribution to global warming and transition to a clean energy future.

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