St. Petersburg Becomes 20th U.S. City to Pledge Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

St. Petersburg Florida will be the first city in the state to transition off of fossil fuels entirely. They are still working on a timeline for the transition, but they have approved $800,000 from the city settlement with BP over the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 to be put towards the effort of moving off of fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources. Florida is perhaps one of the states most vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change, and as we have seen in other parts of the country, cities are making the moves that the state or federal government are lagging behind on. St. Petersburg will be the 20th U.S. city to make a commitment to moving their city to 100% renewable energy in the near future, and other cities are likely to join the list in the next couple of years.depositphotos_11476307_m-2015