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Big moment for clean power in the US

Chicago has become the biggest American city to commit to transitioning to 100% renewable energy. It joins 118 other cities nationwide in making the move, and signals the US renewables revolution is alive and well.

The Sierra Club reported the news on Wednesday, that Chicago City Council had backed a resolution to take forward the goal for the entire city by 2035.

“Chicago is the largest city to-date to commit to 100% clean, renewable energy, providing further proof that this movement is unstoppable. This is a goal long pushed for by Chicagoans — and as we’ve seen everywhere from Chicago to Atlanta to Minneapolis and beyond, when the community stands united in its commitment to the values of environmental, economic, and racial justice, everyone wins. Congratulations to the Windy City for its leadership, and to the Ready for 100 Chicago Collective for its years-long effort to deliver this monumental win. I look forward to seeing the City continue to work with the community to ensure implementation of this goal lifts up all Chicagoans — and for the rest of the state to follow Chicago’s lead across Illinois,” said Jodie Van Horn, Director of the Sierra Club’s national Ready for 100 Action campaign, issued the following.

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