These Major U.S. Cities Have Just Agreed to Run on 100 Percent Renewable Energy
For a city to run entirely on renewable energy, it means each building in the municipal area must adhere to the strict guidelines put in place. Sure, it’s not an easy, or even convenient goal in the short term, but the lasting effects are increasingly important—especially in a year that saw Cairo and Antarctica share the same 63.5 degree Fahrenheit temperature on the same day. That’s why news that Chicago and Atlanta just announced they would be operating with 100 percent renewable energy in the near future is as relevant as it is exciting.
For Chicago, a city with over 1 million residents (2.77 million people including the metro area), the lofty goal of running entirely on renewable energy by 2025 gives many Americans hope. Indeed, hundreds of thousands recently marched around the country for the unifying goal of attacking climate change. “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,”…
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