There will eventually be no more ashes from whence Phoenixville has risen, because the borough council just committed to clean up the community’s energy sources and rely 100 percent on renewable energy by 2035.
The Sept. 12 decision makes Phoenixville the first in the state to make such a commitment, according to a report in The Phoenix Reporter & Item by Tony Phyrillas.
“Phoenixville is proving that local community action is the way forward in creating global environmental and energy sustainability solutions,” said Phoenixville Green Team President Mark J. Connolly.
The vision for carbonless, pollution-free wind, solar and small hydro was earlier championed by Mayor Michael Speck, and similar visions have been proclaimed from fellow mayors Jordan Norley in West Chester and Josh Maxwell in Downingtown.
“Farmers, gardeners, landowners, and other land stewards are noticing how climate change is affecting their lives and work,” said Carol Armstrong of activist group The Way Forward. “Activists hope Phoenixville is the first of many local communities to push for use of renewable energy.”
Read more about the clean energy commitment in The Phoenix Reporter & Item here.