City council raises next year’s renewable energy budget


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Oxford City Council increased its renewable energy study budget to $50,000 next year to learn how the city can meet its carbon neutrality goals at its meeting Oct. 4.

The study will examine the feasibility of purchasing electricity for all of Oxford (excluding Miami University) from local or regional renewable generation, and explore the potential for generating renewable energy on city-owned lands. 

City councilor David Prytherch said that climate commitment is a priority for the city council. In 2019, the city committed to a 50% reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.