JEA currently has no timeline for decommissioning its coal-fired Northside Generating Station and renewable energy accounts for less than 2% of its energy generation portfolio.
As a result, the Northeast Florida group of the Sierra Club has launched the Renew Jax campaign to urge JEA and the City of Jacksonville to commit to 100% renewable energy, such as solar, by 2050. Twelve other Florida cities have already committed to exclusively using renewable energy on or before 2050, demonstrating this is a reasonable request and timeline.
Join us in supporting the Renew Jax campaign by asking JEA to commit to 100% renewables by 2050.
St. Johns Riverkeeper supports the Renew Jax campaign and recently provided the following recommendations to the JEA Board of Directors:
A warming planet is intensifying storms and increasing water temperatures and water levels. More frequent flooding and an increase in stormwater runoff means more pollution and sewage overflows washing into our river. Warmer waters leads to more algae blooms and fish kills, while rising waters cause more septic tanks to fail and salt water to contaminate our aquifer.
We certainly must invest in resiliency strategies to prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change. But, we must also dramatically reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are errantly warming our planet and putting our St. Johns River and all Floridians at risk.
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