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The City of London Corporation this week announced it has approved plans to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources starting in October 2018.
The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the City of London, also known as the Square Mile, the financial district and historic centre of London.
The proposals, that have been supported by the body's Policy and Resources Committee, include generating electricity on sites City Corporation owns across London, investing in off-site renewables and procuring renewable energy that is already available on the market. They will lead to an increase in solar panels on City Corporation buildings and investments in wind or solar farms.
"Sourcing 100% renewable energy will make us cleaner and greener, reducing our grid reliance and running some of our buildings on zero carbon electricity," said Catherine McGuinness, chairman of the City of London Corporation's Policy and Resources Committee.