Considering the need to take a strict action against climate change and with the intention to place London as one of the world’s leading environmentally friendly cities, London’s historic “Square Mile” district has announced plans to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by October 2018.
To achieve this goal, the city’s governing body is installing solar panels on local buildings, investing in larger solar and wind projects, and purchasing clean energy from the grid.
City Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee chair Catherine McGuinness said, “Sourcing 100 percent renewable energy will make us cleaner and greener, reducing our grid reliance and running some of our buildings on zero-carbon electricity.
“By generating our own electricity and investing in renewable, we are doing our bit to help meet international and national energy targets. This is a big step for the City Corporation and it demonstrates our commitment to making us a more socially and environmentally responsible business.”