More than 100 cities worldwide source at least 70% of their electricity from renewable energy sources, according to new data released today.
Published by ‘environmental impact non-profit’, CDP, it reveals that cities including Oslo, Vancouver, and Reykjavík are among the 100 plus urban locations shifting to clean power.
Kyra Appleby, Director of Cities, CDP said: “Cities are responsible for 70% of energy-related CO2 emissions and there is immense potential for them to lead on building a sustainable economy. Reassuringly, our data shows much commitment and ambition. Cities not only want to shift to renewable energy but, most importantly – they can. We urge all cities to disclose to us, work together to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and prioritize the development of ambitious renewable energy procurement strategies. The time to act is now.”
100+ cities worldwide now source over 70% of their electricity from renewables. Explore which cities are leading the way with our digital map: https://t.co/XPgrigyvqC #CDPcities pic.twitter.com/W3gCfZ7IOW
— CDP (@CDP) February 27, 2018