Plan would cut emissions

Fayetteville to consider running on renewable energy

Posted: October 9, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Flint Richter, owner of Richter Solar Energy in Fayetteville, checks voltage produced by a solar panel array Thursday at a client’s home in western Fayetteville. Fayetteville released a first draft of its Energy Action Plan, which calls for the city to run on 100 percent clean energy by 2050.

FAYETTEVILLE — The city will set a course to run entirely on renewable energy by 2050 if it adopts a proposed plan.

Keeping track

Fayetteville has tracked its greenhouse gas emissions since 2010. To counteract the carbon output of one resident, it would take 456 trees, each at least 10 years old, on about 17 acres, according to the city’s sustainability department. Bentonville tracks its energy usage because it provides electrical service to residents. Springdale and Rogers generally don’t keep that sort of data, officials said, but have tried to cut down on energy usage when feasible.

Source: Staff report

What do you think?

Let the city know your thoughts about the Energy Action Plan:

In person

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Farmers Market on the square 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, library

Online

surveymonkey.com/r/Energy ActionPlan

Read the plan:

fayetteville-ar.gov/Energy ActionPlan

Source: Staff report

Carbon dioxide emission, per person, in Fayetteville.

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