Oakland Major Puts Solar Plans in Motion

February 23, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Oakland, California’s Mayor Jerry Brown appointed Randy Hayes, the founder of Rainforest Action Network, as sustainability director for the city, where he will launch a solar power program, according to the Alameda Times Star. Brown said he is counting on Hayes to make Oakland a national leader in solar power. Hayes himself has some ambitious plans for the city including, goals to derive 100 percent of the city’s electricity from renewable energy, to double the number of people taking public transportation, and to eliminate the city’s solid waste within 25 years. See the complete article at the Alameda Times Star.
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