Cincinnati has become the 100th American city to commit to moving to 100% renewable energy.

The city council has agreed plans to complete the transition to 100% renewable electricity by 2035. Mayor, John Cranley, said “it has become clear that cities will lead the global effort to fight climate change” in a quote published by the Sierra Club.


“Cincinnati’s commitment to Ready For 100 caps an exciting year that started with our Mayor’s pledge to go solar and includes a major update to the Green Cincinnati Plan, our participation in the American Cities Climate Challenge and ongoing statewide efforts to improve Ohio’s residential building energy codes. This resolution commits the City to greening both its facilities and its vehicle fleet, and it ensures that there will be an equitable and just transition that benefits every resident of Greater Cincinnati,” said Nathan Alley, conservation policy coordinator for the Ohio Sierra Club and Chair of the City’s Environmental Advisory Council.