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County announces plan to buy green energy in 2023

Cook County officials announced on Monday, Nov. 29, the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a renewable energy purchase agreement.

The county is seeking to purchase a large portion of its electricity supply from a renewable source beginning in Fiscal Year 2023.

The move is part of the county’s goal of reaching 100% renewable electricity for county-owned facilities by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Those goals are part of Cook County’s Clean Energy Plan (www.cookcountyil.gov/service/clean-energy-plan), which prioritizes actions that meet the urgency of climate change, promotes local jobs . . .

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