Chicago may be the largest city in the U.S. to commit to 100% renewable energy and has set a 2035 target date. The famous city’s long association with nuclear power says a lot about the future of clean energy Statesside. Despite there being 11 nuclear reactors in operation in the state of Illinois, Chicago is moving to a different power source: renewable energy. Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled the Resilient Chicago plan, which with action number 38 commits to “transition to 100% clean, renewable energy in buildings community-wide by 2035”. The deadline for all city government buildings to be powered solely by renewables, first established in 2017, has been brought forward to 2025.
PV Magazine 15th Feb 2019 read more »
The Parliament of the Balearic Islands has approved the Law of Climate Change and Energy Transition of the Balearic Islands. It is a law leading the fight against climate change and sets the path to an effective transition to clean energy. It is a pioneering Law in Spain and also in Europe, which places the Balearic Islands in the vanguard with courageous measures to make the Islands free of fossil fuels and using 100% renewable energy in 2050. By 2030, the forecasts are to have 35% renewable energy, 23% reduction in energy consumption and a 40% reduction of polluting emissions.
100% Renewables 14th Feb 2019 read more »