Ready for 100 

In 2017, Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council unanimously approved a resolution establishing a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2036. 

“It’s up to us as leaders to creatively implement clean energy solutions for our cities across the nation. It’s not merely an option now; it’s imperative,” said Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. “Cities and mayors can lead the transition away from fossil fuels to 100 percent clean and renewable energy. Today, Columbia is taking action.”

Columbia mayor Steve Benjamin is a co-chair of the Mayors for 100% Clean Energy initiative. In addition to committing to the Ready for 100 pledge, the mayor also introduced a landmark resolution to the U.S. Conference of Mayors that would formally establish support from the nation’s mayors for the goal of 100 percent renewable energy in cities nationwide. 

Energy Conservation

Energy conservation is one of the easiest ways to reduce emissions that cause climate change and also a valuable way for businesses and residents to save money. The City of Columbia encourages citizens to review how they use energy at home and at work. 

Small changes can add up to energy savings. Start with small changes such as switching to LED light bulbs or caulking around windows and doors. Then, look into larger commitments such as adding insulation or switching to a tankless hot water heater.  

There are many sources of information about energy efficiency and energy conservation that target energy use at work and at home. Follow the links below to learn about specific energy efficiency and energy conservation measures that can be implemented.

Additional Resources

Office Hours
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mary Pat Baldauf, Sustainability Facilitator
(803) 545-2722 (CPAC)
[email protected]

2910 Colonial Drive, Columbia, South Carolina 29203  
  (803) 545-2722