IRENA has launched a set of new reports and briefs on renewable energy policies for cities. They analyze policy experiences around the world; offer case studies of selected cities in China, Uganda and Costa Rica; and discuss sectoral challenges and opportunities in the power sector, buildings, and transport.
The publications include:
- Renewable Energy Policies for Cities (main report)
- Renewable Energy Policies for cities: Experiences in China, Uganda, and Costa Rica (summary for policy makers)
- Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Experiences in China (English version)
- Renewable Energy for Cities: Experiences in Uganda (English version)
- Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Experiences in Costa Rica (English version)
- Políticas Sobre Energías Renovables para Las Ciudades: Experiencias en Costa Rica (Spanish version)
- Renewable energy policies for cities: Transport
- Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Buildings
- Renewable Energy Policies for Cities: Power Sector
IRENA hosted a webinar to introduce the reports. It presented main findings, with a view toward the motivations and objectives that compel cities to act; the variety of drivers that either enable or constrain cities’ actions and thus influence what they can do; and the policy tools they can apply. Shaped by these factors, cities can play a multitude of roles. Presentation slides are available here.