Chicago commits to 100% renewable power for all city buildings

In doing so, it becomes largest U.S. city to make such a pledge.

April 26, 2017 |

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The City of Chicago has committed to power all city properties with renewable energy by 2025.

The pledge makes Chicago the largest U.S. city to implement a clean energy policy for all of its public buildings. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Office said that the commitment would be met by multiple means, including on-site generation and the acquisition of renewable energy credits.

“By committing the energy used to power our public buildings to wind and solar energy, we are sending a clear signal that we remain committed to building a 21st century economy here in Chicago,” Emanuel said.

The president of Illinois’s Sierra Club hailed the move as an example of badly needed local leadership on clean energy.

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