What We're Asking

Photo by Werner Slocum / NREL

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The RenewJax Campaign is an effort to get the City of Jacksonville (COJ) to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy before 2050. To achieve this end, the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) needs to accelerate its conversion to renewable energy while reducing its dependence on fossil fuels for energy generation. Renewable energy comprises a miniscule portion of JEA’s energy generation portfolio, so its commitment to renewable energy should be bold and substantial. This commitment should be clearly delineated in its next Electrical Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). This will demonstrate to city leaders the conversion to renewable energy is feasible, cost-effective, and can be achieved before 2050. This will allow city leaders to confidently create a plan to transition the city to operate on renewable energy before 2050. Thus, the two primary focuses of the Renew Jax Campaign are:


  • JEA’s Electrical Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)
  • City of Jacksonville commitment to use renewable energy for operations 

Campaign Asks: JEA

Renewable energy comprised 1.5% of the JEA energy portfolio in 2022. To greatly decrease JEA’s carbon footprint and reduce its contribution to global warming JEA needs to:
  • Commit to 30% renewable energy sources by 2030
  • Commit to 100% renewable energy sources by 2050

Campaign Sub-Asks: JEA

For JEA to convert its energy generation portfolio to renewable energy sources, it needs to:
  • Decommission Northside Generating Station by 2030
  • Not add new natural gas generating stations
  • Make energy from residential rooftop solar 5% of the energy generation portfolio by 2030
  • Increase the energy efficiency of homes in low-income areas of the city

Photo by Werner Slocum / NREL

Campaign Asks: City of Jacksonville

If JEA demonstrates it can achieve a renewable energy generation portfolio by 2050, the City of Jacksonville should create a plan to:
  • Use renewable energy for all municipal operations by 2035
  • Use renewable energy for entire community by 2050
  • Implement changes to promote population health and well-being
The foregoing reflects what we are currently asking of JEA and the City of Jacksonville. Our requests and recommendations will likely change and evolve as the campaign progresses. Click here for a one-page summary of the RenewJax Campaign.