The City of Wilmington is creating a citizen-based Ad Hoc Clean Energy Task force to research, evaluate, and provide recommendations for developing a City Clean Energy Policy with a goal of transitioning to renewable energy by 2050. The Clean Energy Task force will be diverse and inclusive to represent the best interests of the entire community, and representatives from local government, citizen environmental & clean energy advocates, large and small local businesses, local institutions, and Duke Energy Progress will be considered. The Clean Energy Task Force members will be appointed by City Council and will serve a 6-month term. The task force will provide a report and policy recommendations to the City Council for consideration in the development of a Clean Energy Policy. Applications are due Feb. 10 by 5 p.m.