Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with renewables

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll outlines the plans of several large U.S. cities
to power government buildings entirely with renewable energy.

Chicago, which has committed to power its 900 municipal buildings with 100 percent renewable electricity by 2025, has joined a seven-city collaboration to request price estimates for renewable electricity. The collaboration, led by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, also includes Los Angeles, Houston, Portland, OR, Orlando, FL, and Evanston, IL. The cities expect to issue a single request for information (RFI) to renewable developers later this summer. Mayor Walsh, who co-chairs the Climate Mayors network of more than 400 cities, has invited other cities to join in the RFI by submitting their “energy demand data.”  Click here to read more.

Climate Mayors Website

Will Driscoll, MPA, JD, is an energy and environmental policy analyst who has worked primarily for the U.S. EPA via the contractor ICF Consulting. His recent work is at SaveTheClimate.us.

MORE U.S. NEWS

GLOBAL NEWS

Is India’s 225 GW renewables target achievable?