Local governments around the world prove that 100% Renewable Energy is viable and beneficial for societies. They are actively leading the transition away from conventional fuels towards a renewable energy future that is secure, cost-competitive, using diversified renewable energy (RE) sources and which has the potential to create many local jobs. (Re)discover local renewable energy potentials, optimize energy efficiency and minimize energy demand – this combination is for any city to reduce its systemic dependence on conventional fossil fuels.
By exploring, planning, retrofitting and redesigning the approach to energy demand, energy generation, and energy storage – using intelligent concepts, smart grids, smart policies and technologies – local governments map a new pathway, also using more decentralized energy concepts.
This session will address how cities get to set such ambitious targets and show practical examples of how local governments can drive this forward while stimulating green growth and overcoming technical, legislative, economic and political challenges.
We will also prepare the launch of the new ICLEI 100% Renewable Energy ICLEI Community (network).
Malmö–steering the course towards 100% renewable energy
Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Lord Mayor, City of Malmö, Sweden
Vancouver on its way towards 100%RE
Andrea Reimer, Councilor, City of Vancouver, Canada