New Emissions Target in Louisville

Idea Category: Climate Change

This week, NewDEALer Louisville, KY Mayor Greg Fischer signed an executive order aimed at reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions over the course of the next two decades. The new order puts Louisville on track to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2040. The city plans to achieve the reduction by increasing its reliance on electric vehicles and promoting homes powered by solar energy. “When it comes to our built environment, we will build on strategies in our emissions reduction plan such as making buildings and energy more efficient and getting solar on more homes," Fischer said. Read more about the air quality initiative here.

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Reforming Louisville’s Police Department

Idea Category: Criminal Justice, Public Safety