How Renewable Energy Is Changing Conventional Thinking about Energy for Cities

May 18, 2017
16:45  -  17:30 at the Ballroom

The increasing affordability of renewable energy is changing our thinking about energy for cities around the world. The prospect of distributed renewables is increasing the options for cities, local businesses, and consumers to benefit directly, with new peer-to-peer, energy-service, and community-based models. Energy equity, and its role in economic equity, has become a key consideration in attaining a just, fair, and sustainable transition to a renewable energy future. And in many cities in the Global South, where urban populations may be underserved, renewable energy offers growing opportunity to address energy poverty and access.

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Session Category :  Plenary Session