Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Condition Report by REN21

Mar 23, 2021 11:39 AM ET
  • The current Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report shows that greater than 1 billion people-- about 25 percent of the metropolitan population-- reside in a city with a renewable energy (RE) target and/or plan.

City governments worldwide are significantly using renewables to aid fight energy destitution, decrease air pollution, tackle environment modification, as well as enhance public health and wellness. They have actually installed, acquired and also contracted for renewable energy to satisfy the need of their very own structures as well as vehicle fleets; embraced renewable resource targets and carried out plans to incentivize neighborhood renewable energy generation and intake; and sustained urban area energy projects; and promoted co-operation among stakeholders.

Urban dedications to straight support renewables are enhancing. In 2020 alone, more than 260 cities either set a brand-new renewable energy target or passed a brand-new plan. Since the end of the year, over 830 cities in 72 countries had taken on renewable resource targets. More than 600 cities globally having targets for 100% renewable energy. Cities have actually also taken action away from nonrenewable fuel sources: by 2020, over 10,500 cities had adopted targets to lower their greenhouse gas exhausts and also around 800 had actually devoted to net-zero emissions. That's an eight-fold rise on such dedications from 2019.


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