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Voters in El Paso, Texas, Reject Climate Proposal That Included Plan to Explore Public Power Utility


Voters in El Paso, Texas, on May 6 rejected a proposal that included exploring the creation of a public power utility.

Residents in the city rejected Proposition K, the "Climate Change and Climate Justice" Charter Amendment, which, among other things, called for the city to “employ all available efforts to convert El Paso Electric to municipal ownership.” El Paso Electric in March said it opposed the municipalization proposal included in Proposition K.

The ballot proposal also called for the City of El Paso to employ all available methods to require that energy used within the city is generated by clean renewable energy, with the goals of requiring 80% clean renewable energy by 2030 and 100% clean renewable energy by 2045.