Chicago Sets Goal for 100 Percent Clean Energy by 2040

A non-binding resolution is a small step in the direction of clean energy.
April 15, 2019, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Chicago City Council voted Wednesday to approve a non-binding resolution that sets a goal of transitioning the city to 100 percent clean energy over the next 16 years," reports Alex Ruppenthal.

"The resolution, which passed unanimously, calls for the city’s buildings to be powered exclusively by renewable sources by 2035. It also sets a goal of converting all Chicago Transit Authority buses to electric energy by 2040," adds Ruppenthal.

The resolution is non-binding, meaning the vote was largely a symbolic gesture, explains Ruppenthal. The resolution does, however, put in motion a process to create a plan for transitioning to clean energy. That clean energy plan is due by 2020.

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Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in WTTW
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