216 mayors signal support for more solar power in updated letter

Touting environmental and economic benefits, 216 mayors representing all 50 states signed an updated letter calling for more deployment of solar power. The Mayors for Solar Energyeffort, organized by Environment America, also includes training and resources for local governments to encourage more solar power.

"Cities and towns are natural centers of electricity demand, have the rooftops and infrastructure needed for installing solar panels, and can craft policies to help residents and utilities make the switch to solar power,” the letter states.

The number of signatories, which includes 25 Republicans, has more than tripled since the original letter was released in December 2017.