Cleveland starts move to 100% renewable energy by 2050

Fresh Water Cleveland | August 07, 2019

When the City of Cleveland revised its 10-year-old Climate Action Plan in 2018, it set an ambitious goal: to use 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050. This followed the United States’ 2017 withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson made the commitment to clean energy, joining 200 other mayors nationwide. While it may seem like a lofty initiative for a city once notorious for its pollution, it was a no-brainer to include 100 percent renewable clean energy while updating the Climate Action Plan, says Cleveland’s chief of sustainability Matt Gray. “We had around 12 neighborhood workshops, an advisory board of over 90 organizations, and tons of resident engagement,” he says. “What came out as one of the key priorities is green energy and clean energy.” As a result, the city is pursuing ways to implement solar- and wind-powered energy (the initiative is focused on electricity usage and not natural gas at this time), both on a large scale—Cleveland Public Power pledged to purchase 25 percent of its power from the Icebreaker Wind offshore wind farm, for example—and a small scale, exploring the creation of a “green bank” that can help smaller businesses with proportionate budgets install solar panels.

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Ocean can produce two types of energy: thermal energy from the sun's heat, and mechanical energy from the tides and waves. The fact that the marine renewable sector is less well developed than other energy industries presents companies with both opportunities and challenges.

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Ocean can produce two types of energy: thermal energy from the sun's heat, and mechanical energy from the tides and waves. The fact that the marine renewable sector is less well developed than other energy industries presents companies with both opportunities and challenges.

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