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Akron should think about joining a coalition to concentrate on clean energy

Akron should think about joining a coalition to concentrate on clean energy

Councilman Shammas Malik of Akron Ward 8

It is clear that climate change will be a major threat to the planet by 2022. Our society’s future depends on clean, renewable energy and other forms environmental sustainability. Akrons city government was established more than a decade ago. A bold plan of environmental actionBut, we haven’t had any strategic direction on this matter since then. Akron can now recommit to this effort by joining Ohio: Power a Clean Future, a coalition non-partisan, statewide organizations that are currently working with every major Ohio city to provide free services to improve clean energy and the environment.

We are already seeing the effects of climate change across the country with more frequent storms and droughts, as well as wildfires. We have avoided the worst of it in the 330. However, last winter, my Firestone friends lost their home and everything they owned to a devastating Colorado brush fire. Putin’s bloody war in Ukraine caused gas prices to rise and pushed us towardSaudi oil.Clean, renewable energy is crucial to limit climate change and to free us from dependence upon dictators. Akron is not the place to be if you want clean energy.

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