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City council aims for fossil fuel-free Berkeley by 2030

The two items were introduced separately, but voted on together — one that declared a climate emergency and called for a town hall to engage the community in discussion, and one that delineated goals for working towards a future where Berkeley does not rely on fossil fuels.
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Collective action will save a planet in peril

Human-caused climate change is a fact — sorry, fake news enthusiasts — and it is causing increasingly costly impacts on everything from human health to ecosystem health. It is increasing inequality, creating situations where the poor do not have the means to respond to higher food, energy or medical costs.
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