IRENA (2021), Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector, International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi.
Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector
The energy transition in cities promises to transform the urban environment, with impacts that extend well beyond the energy sector. It will shape transport, buildings, land use and a host of other sectors.
Even within the energy sector, the adoption of renewable energy involves more than a shift in energy sources; it also includes an emphasis on greater energy efficiency and modified consumption patterns, all of which could remake cities in ways that benefit their inhabitants and our planet alike.
Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector is intended to help policy makers accelerate efforts to create sustainable cities powered by renewables.
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This brief is one in a series that includes the transport and buildings sectors. These briefs focus on city-level actions that may be undertaken independently or in combination with broader national initiatives.
The briefs complement the Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Experiences in China, Uganda and Costa Rica series of reports and recognise that cities are critical actors in energy and climate policy making, working alongside national and state/provincial governments.