The corporation of London city “Square mile” is taking a green step to make London as a zero carbon city by 2050. It has announced its plans to switch the city’s power needs to sourced from 100% renewable energy sources. The Mayor of London, Sadiq khan believes London will increase it solar capacity to 20 folds in upcoming years and will reach 2 gigawatt by 2050.
London, Zero Carbon City by 2050: 100% Clean Green Energy
Catherine McGuinness, chairman of the committee:
Sourcing 100 per cent renewable energy will make us cleaner and greener, reducing our grid reliance and running some of our buildings on zero carbon electricity.
We are always looking at the environmental impact of our work and hope that we can be a beacon to other organisations to follow suit. By generating our own electricity and investing in renewables, we are doing our bit to help meet international and national energy targets.
By generating our own electricity and investing in renewables, we are doing our bit to help meet international and national energy targets
- Solar panels to be installed on local buildings
- Entering into large solar and wind power projects
- Wider energy for Londoners programme, with £34 million investment for energy efficient buildings
- Purchasing green energy from grid
- Long term energy cost investment
This green step of London is a strong message against climate change.