Manhattan Beach will switch to 100 percent clean power for city facilities

All Manhattan Beach city facilities will be powered by 100 percent green energy starting next month.

At a council meeting this week, local leaders voted to increase the city’s elected power tier with the Clean Power Alliance from 50 percent to 100 percent renewable energy.

“It’s not an understatement to say this would be the biggest environmental decision that has ever been made in the city,” said Environmental Sustainability Manager Dana Murray.

The move will cost between $70,000 to $90,000, according to Murray, but those funds will not come from an increase in tax dollars.

She said the cost will be balanced in the city’s budget and offset by energy efficiency projects such as LED light conversions in public spaces.

“General estimates is that by going up to 100 percent renewable energy, the costs are about 7 to 9 percent more,” Murray explained.

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Manhattan Beach will switch to 100 percent clean power for city facilities, by Kirsten Farmer, Daily Breeze, May 23, 2019.

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