Cities have an ‘unprecedented’ opportunity to transform and decarbonise energy systems and transition to greener city infrastructure, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Renewable Energy in Cities released on 18 October 2016, analyses the overall energy use in 3,649 cities, including London and Aberdeen, and explores how different cities can scale-up renewable energy and green infrastructure by 2030. The report highlights best practices from different cities from around the world and shows what policies would need to be implemented to accommodate the low-carbon transition.
Whilst there is no ‘one-size fits all’ solution, the report sets out some of the ways that cities of different sizes and characteristics from around the world are rethinking their urban energy landscapes.
Read the full article (Urban energy ‘rethink’ needed to ensure low-carbon transition, says IRENA) on the Edie web site. Download the report from the IRENA web site.