City of Chicago - Green Power Purchasing

Program City of Chicago - Green Power Purchasing
Category Regulatory Policy
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Illinois
Website http://www.chicagoclimateaction.org/pages/renewable_energy_sources/13.php
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics

In June 2001, the City of Chicago signed an agreement with Commonwealth Edison and the Environmental Resources Trust to purchase 20% of its electricity from clean, renewable resources by the end of 2005. Chicago reached this goal in 2008 with a purchase of 215 million kWh of wind and biomass energy from MidAmerican Energy.  The city's plan is to maintain that 20% level for the foreseeable future. As of October 2011, the City was purchasing 20% of their power from renewables. Download the Energy Report 

For more green power purchasing program listings, visit the U.S. Department of Energy Green Power Network.

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