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Atlanta to switch to 100% renewable energy by 2035

May 04, 2017, 7:19 AM EDT
(Source: Jesse Budlong/flickr)
(Source: Jesse Budlong/flickr)

On Tuesday, Atlanta pledged to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2035, setting an ambitious goal, which it believes, will clean its air and boost job growth in the green energy industry in addition to lowering residents’ utility bills.

The resolution, introduced by Councilman Kwanza Hall, makes Atlanta the first large southern city in the U.S. to commit to that environmental goal, writes Tree Hugger. Twenty six other cities in America have already vowed to meet the same target by 2035.

Atlanta, the ninth largest metropolitan area in the U.S., will chalk out a transition plan by 2018 and is expected to rely majorly on solar and wind power to meet its energy requirements in near future, notes Architectural Digest.

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