Archdiocese of Chicago Announces its Shift to 100% Renewable Energy

December 18, 2023 | Archdiocese of Chicago

Cardinal Cupich made the announcement on December 17, the 87th birthday of Pope Francis.

Chicago – (Dec. 17, 2023) – Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, today announced that the archdiocese, including its nearly 400 parishes and schools, and offices, will shift its entire electricity purchase to 100% renewable, effective in January 2024. This renewable energy purchase is the equivalent of removing 15,000 cars from the road annually, or the carbon emissions generated by 8,500 homes per year.

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