london‘s historic square mile has announced plans to switch to clean energy, sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by october 2018. according to the city’s governing body it plans to install solar panels on local buildings, investing in larger solar and wind projects, as well as purchasing clean energy from the grid. 


the city of london is one of multiple towns around the world hoping to fulfill energy-related pledges made in the paris agreementas noted by the climate action programme, the mayor of london, sadiq khan, hopes to increase london’s solar capacity eventually making the capital a zero-carbon city by 2050. the initiative forms part of a wider energy for londoners programme, which will see investment of £34 million into making homes and workplaces more energy efficient.

the city of london will use 100% renewable energy by october 2018


‘sourcing 100% renewable energy will make us cleaner and greener, reducing our grid reliance and running some of our buildings on zero carbon electricity’, chairman of the city of london corporation’s policy and resources committee catherine mcguinness said in a statement.this is a big step for the city corporation and it demonstrates our commitment to making us a more socially and environmentally responsible business.’