In her testimony, she spoke about the need, and opportunity, for the country to "Electrify everything," and how this electrification can create jobs and boost the economy. You can see a bit of that HERE. This includes our homes, and our transportation.
GM has announced that, starting in 2035, they will no longer manufacture cars with internal combustion engines.
Proposed Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg talked about his goal to install 500,000 new charging stations for electric vehicles in the next decade (HERE). More exciting, if confirmed, Mayor Pete has the power to dole out $1 billion in grants for competitive grants to help states and cities fund individual transportation projects, including "proposals that offered alternatives to driving, such as bus or bike projects."
When we look at the GHG emissions of the Town of Fairfax, our number one source of emissions is the cars we drive. Anything that can help us move in a better direction will be fantastic.
On the Climate Action Committee, we are a few of your neighbors, committed to helping this town to reach its Climate Goals. We will do everything we can to try to take advantage of any of these kinds of opportunities, to build a better future together. In the meantime, each of us should continue to do whatever we can to move towards what will ultimately be required - the electrification of everything.
Let's make a promise that we will never again buy a gas-fired vehicle. Let's make a promise that we will move towards electrification of our homes. Let's all use MCE Deep Green or PG&E 100% solar. We on the CAC will continue to do everything we can to help.
Together, we can be the change the world needs.