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Source: ISTOCK

Chicago Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2040

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The Windy City is getting even windier. (And yes, we're talking about wind power.) Last year, Illinois announced the Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act, putting the state on a path toward 100 percent clean energy by 2050. But this week, Chicago, Illinois took things a step further by passing legislation committing to running the city on 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2040, the Sierra Club reported. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed the resolution, which was drafted by the city council, into law on Wednesday, April 10. The legislation, known as R2019-157, or Support for Implementation of Clean Energy Transition Plan, was published on the City of Chicago's website