Twelve mid to large size Florida cities have committed to power all of their municipal operations, businesses, and homes with renewable energy on or before 2050. These commitments were enabled by their municipal utilities committing to a strategic, brisk conversion from high carbon emitting fuels to renewable energy for power generation. The twelve Florida cities committed to 100% renewable energy are listed below.

Florida Cities Committed to 100% Renewable Energy

Orlando – 2050

Tampa – 2035

St. Petersburg – 2035

Sarasota – 2045

Tallahassee – 2050

Gainesville – 2045

South Miami – 2040

Cocoa – 2050

Satellite Beach – 2050

Dunedin – 2050

Largo – 2035

Safety Harbor – 2050

Other US cities committee to operate on renewable energy are listed below.

US Cities Committed to 100% Renewable Energy

Cincinnati OH – 2035

Louisville KY – 2040

Cleveland OH – 2050

Kansas City MO – 2050

St Louis MO – 2035

Philadelphia PA – 2050

St Paul MN – 2030

Minneapolis MN – 2030

Denver CO – 2030

Atlanta GA – 2035

Columbia SC – 2035

Columbus OH – 2022

Savannah GA – 2050

Boise ID – 2035

San Diego CA – 2035

San Francisco – 2030

Los Angeles CA – 2050

Portland OR – 2050

While other cities committed to operate on renewable energy, Jacksonville’s leaders have yet to consider its contribution to global warming much less commit to operate on renewable energy. As a consequence, the city is far behind other cities in reducing its carbon footprint or creating a modern economy. This is evidenced by the city is ranked 80 out of 100 mid-large cities in the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard. The following links will take you to Jacksonville’s Clean Energy Scorecard.

Jacksonville is to be commended for hiring a Chief Resiliency Officer and taking steps to address the negative consequences of global warming. It should be embarrassed by lack of efforts to acknowledging its contribution to global warming and not taking steps to reduce its contribution.