15 Apr '17, 3am

Chicago To Switch Public Buildings To 100% Renewable Energy

On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a commitment to transition the city’s hundreds of municipal buildings to 100% renewable energy by 2025. According to a press release from the mayor’s office, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Forest Claypool; Chicago Park District CEO Mike Kelly; Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Eugene Jones Jr.; Fleet and Facility Management Commissioner David Reynolds; and City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) leadership have all signed on to the mayor’s new commitment. When the initiative is fully implemented, Chicago will be the largest major city in the country to have a 100% renewable energy supply for its public buildings. “As the Trump administration pulls back on building a clean energy economy, Chicago is doubling down,” claims Emanuel in the release. “By committing the energy used to power our public buildings to wind and solar energy, we a...

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