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Slocan commits to 100% renewable energy

The Village of Slocan has become the first local municipality to commit to 100 per cent renewable energy.

Following a presentation by the West Kootenay EcoSociety council pledged to make the transition by 2050.

Mayor Jessica Lunn says a proposed microhydro plant will help them achieve that goal.

Lunn says they’ll also strike an energy and climate action committee to work on other strategies.

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Slocan is the fifth municipality in Canada to promise to wean itself from fossil fuels.

The EcoSociety will make the same request of Nelson on Monday.

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