Prince William County is the latest jurisdiction to adopt a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and find ways for sustainable energy. The goals of the plan include cutting greenhouse gas emissions across the county by 2030, using 100% renewable electricity by 2035, becoming carbon neutral by 2050, and starting to prepare for the effects of climate change.
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