Cincinnati Goes Solar: Mayor Pledges 100% Renewable by 2035

Pictured: Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley speaking at Venture Smarter's Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th, 2017. This week Cranley also joined ‘Mayors for 100 percent Clean Energy’ committing Cincinnati city government to move to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2035.

Pictured: Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley speaking at Venture Smarter's Smart Cincy Summit on April 25th, 2017. This week Cranley also joined ‘Mayors for 100 percent Clean Energy’ committing Cincinnati city government to move to 100 percent clean and renewable energy by 2035.

Today Cincinnati made a commitment to 100% Renewable Energy by 2035. Mayor Cranley laid forth a vision for the largest city-owned solar array in Ohio. Big day for sustainability efforts - we have our work cut out!
— Ollie Kroner, City of Cincinnati
Mayor Cranley at the Smart Cincy Summit April 2017

Cincinnati's solar transformation will begin by replacing coal with solar to power Cincinnati Water Works, and that gets us excited. Smart City solutions optimize or replace outdated systems, and the Mayor's plan is doing just that. The proposed solar array will reduce carbon emissions by 25,000 tons annually and will be the largest municipal solar installation in the nation.

Past plans have helped establish Cincinnati as a national leader in sustainability, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 18 percent, city officials say. They view the project as a huge step on the path toward 100 percent renewable energy for Cincinnati in the near future.
— WVXU
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