The City of San Diego, California set in 2014 the clear target of achieving “100% renewable energy on the city-wide electrical grid by 2035.” The target is part of a more comprehensive Climate Action Plan launched by Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer last September, which includes other objectives such as an increase in water and energy efficiency in buildings, intensification of public transport, growth of the number of electric vehicles, promotion of walking and cycling routes, zero-waste strategies and climate adaptation measures.
But what policy could allow this 100% vision to become a reality?
March 26, 2015 No Comments
While the world is waiting for the next COP in Paris for grand international agreements, the pioneering community of Le Mené in France is effectively challenging its strongly centralized energy system by setting a 100% RE target. In this video interview, Marc Thery, Energy Manager of Le Mené, explains how by investing in local renewable energy projects his town intends to become independent from the large national utilities by adopting a small-scale, community-based approach to the energy transformation.
February 26, 2015 No Comments
Six key recommendations on how to enable a local regenerative transition are highlighted in the new report Imagine A Regenerative City.
The report paints the vision of a regenerative city and outlines the building blocks we need to get there. It summarises the expert debates arising from the Future of Cities Forum 2014, a collaboration between the World Future Council, Energy Cities and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. …continue reading →
February 2, 2015 2 Comments