Public Meeting to Give Update on Clean Energy in Hillsborough

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Learn more about the Town of Hillsborough’s goals to use 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2050.

From 6 to 7 p.m. May 31, join Hillsborough leaders and renewable energy strategists from the Triangle J Council of Governments at the Orange County Main Library, 137 W. Margaret Lane, for an update on the town’s clean energy efforts.

Hillsborough Mayor Pro Tem Jenn Weaver and Commissioner Kathleen Ferguson will speak about the town’s commitment, while the Triangle J strategists will give an update on efforts that have been made thus far. The town is contracting with the organization for assistance in pursuing the energy goals. Last fall, the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners passed a resolution setting a goal for the municipality of using 80 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. 

“Our clean energy resolution is a natural outgrowth of our residents’ desire for our town to be effective stewards of our natural resources, sustainability, and public health,” Ferguson said. “The resolution provides the long-term foundation for the town and the community to work together towards implementing this vision.”

She noted that this month’s information meeting is the next step in moving from idea to action.

“The resolution passed by the town board specifically noted the importance of community involvement in meeting our clean energy commitment, and we have been contacted by numerous residents wanting to know how they can be a part of this effort,” Weaver said. “This is a chance for people to get engaged in the essential work of moving our community toward less reliance on fossil fuels for the health, well-being, and sustainability of Hillsborough.”

To help organizers prepare, attendees are encouraged to register for the meeting. The community also can help publicize the meeting by sharing this flyer

Hillsborough is a member of the Triangle J Council of Governments, a regional government organization that focuses on opportunities that cross jurisdictional lines, including transportation, land use, population growth and economic development. Learn more at www.tjcog.org.