The City of London has announced that they will be sourcing 100% of their energy needs from renewable sources by October 2018.
According to a statement released by the “Square Mile’s” ruling body, the city plans on implementing the shift by installing solar panels on all government-owned buildings; investing in off-site renewable energy projects; and buying clean energy from the grid.
The solar installations will reportedly stretch across social housing in 6 London boroughs, 11,000 acres of green space, and several markets and academies.
“This is a big step for the City Corporation and it demonstrates our commitment to making us a more socially and environmentally responsible business,” said Catherine McGuinness, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee.
“By generating our own electricity and investing in renewables, we are doing our bit to help meet international and national energy targets.”