Mayor Cranley is leading major initiatives to further Cincinnati’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Among these initiatives Cranley announced a plan to transition Greater Cincinnati Waterworks from coal-powered energy to solar. The first phase of the solar project will consist of a 25-megawatt solar array installed on over 100 acres of City land. The array will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 25,000 tons annually—the equivalent of removing 5,000 cars from the road. The proposed solar installation is expected to be the largest municipal solar installation in the nation and will increase the total amount of solar in Hamilton County by an estimated 275 percent.
The Mayor has joined a number of causes standing up to President Trump:
Mayor Cranley is also leading the effort to update the Green Cincinnati Plan to establish goals and strategies for significantly reducing regional greenhouse gas emissions and improving the local economy, public health, and quality of life through sustainability efforts.
Cincinnati is a leader in fighting climate change. In the last nine years, citywide emissions are down 18 percent and city government emission are down by 36 percent. Cincinnati also ranks second in the country for green jobs.
Mayor Cranley has a lifetime record of advancing the cause of environmental justice:
Mayor Cranley will continue to stand up and advocate for policies that protect our climate for generations to come and ensure that we remain a leader in this fight.