City of London, UK. Image: Tutti Frutti Shutterstock

The City of London, the historic central district of London’s Square Mile, will soon begin to use only clean energy. From October 2018, the City of London will meet 100% of its energy needs through renewable energy sources, installing solar panels in buildings, investing in larger solar and wind projects and purchasing clean energy directly from the net.

Although no longer a square mile, now closer to 1.12 square miles, the City of London is a major financial center in the world. Its switch to green energy sends a clear message that London intends to tackle climate change.

In its plans to transform the district’s energy system, the City of London will cooperate with schools, social housing, markets and 11,000 acres of green space, in which renewable energy capacity will be installed.

City by the Thames. Image: Jakub Barzycki Shutterstock

The 100% renewable energy supply will make us cleaner and greener, reducing our dependence on the grid and running some of our buildings with electricity without carbon emissions, ”said the chair of the policy and resources committee of the City in a press release. from London, Catherine McGuinness. “We always observe the environmental impact of our work and we hope we can inspire other organizations to do the same.“.

The City of London strives to keep the promises signed in the Paris Agreement, even when national governments are not doing enough.

By producing our own electricity and investing in renewable energies, we help achieve national and international energy goalsMcGuinness said. “This is a significant milestone for the City Corporation and demonstrates our commitment to making ourselves a more socially and environmentally responsible company.