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A growing numbers of cities, communities and regions are proving that meeting 100% of our energy demand with renewable energy is viable. As urban areas are responsible for 70-75% of energy related CO2 emissions and 40-50% of global GHG emissions, this is an encouraging trend.
A movement advocating for 100% renewable energy is gaining momentum among local governments, nations, islands, businesses, communities and citizens alike. European local governments like Barcelona are pioneering this development. The Spanish city is aiming to be energy self-sufficient in 40 years.
Cities in other parts of the world like in East Asia have begun ambitious programs to become 100% renewable energy-powered in just 15 years. Further, nations from the global South like Sri Lanka aim at providing electricity for all and to meet the demand for energy services with affordable, reliable, diverse, safe and environmentally acceptable choices and hereby primarily build on renewable sources.
This webinar outlines opportunities, strategies and presents case studies from across the world that show that 100% RE – in close conjunction with energy efficiency & conservation – is technically doable, economically an advantage and socially anyway a better path.
-Anna Leidreiter, World Future Council
-Manuel Valdes Lopez, Deputy Manager of Infrastructures and Urban Coordination, City of Barcelona
-David Thorpe, Moderator and Special Consultant for SustainableCitiesCollective.com