Inventories of jurisdictions of cities with 100% renewable energy (RE) targets:

Canadian municipalities with a 100% renewable energy target:

Unless otherwise notes, these Canadian municipalities have legislated targets that encompass the electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation for corporate and community scopes.

Other relevant developments

The municipality of Slocan in British Columbia has adopted council resolutions that are supportive of 100% renewable energy. The Regional District of Central Kootenay in British Columbia has committed to working towards 100% renewable energy. The City of Edmonton, Alberta is exploring a corporate 100% renewable electricity target. Guelph, Ontario is exploring a 100% renewable energy target for corporate operations. In Saskatchewan, Regina‘s city council have asked staff to report back on a framework to achieve 100% renewable energy.

Metro Vancouver’s transit operator, TransLink, has adopted a strategy to achieve 100% renewable energy for its fleet (including buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and service fleet) and all facilities by 2050.


Here are some excellent examples of 100% RE (or similar) strategies and plans from a variety of international cities and municipalities. These strategies or plans cover one or more of the electricity, heating and cooling, or transportation sectors.

Municipality Plans or Strategies
Copenhagen, Denmark CPH 2025 Climate Plan
Frederikshavn, Denmark Master plan for Renewable Energy 2030
Malmö, Sweden Comprehensive Plan for Malmö: Summary in English
Oxford County, Canada Draft 100% Renewable Energy Plan
San Diego, USA Climate Action Plan
Stockholm, Sweden Roadmap for a fossil fuel-free Stockholm 2050
Sydney, Australia Renewable Energy Master Plan
Vancouver, Canada Renewable City Strategy


Renewable Cities has authored or contributed substantively to the following publications:

  • Setting 100% Renewable Energy Targets in Municipalities – Synthesis
    Author: Renewable Cities / February 2017
    Description: How are different municipalities approaching setting a 100% RE target? This synthesis pulls together various reports with an aim of supporting policy-makers. Contributors and comments are welcome for this evolving document.
  • COP21 Dialogue: 100% Renewable Energy in Cities
    Authors: Renewable Cities; ICLEI; World Future Council / March 2016
    Description: Our dialogue brought city leaders together from several continents to discuss the barriers and opportunities for adopting a 100% renewable energy target.
  • Kassel International Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy
    deENet; Renewable Cities; World Future Council / March 2016
    Description: A multi-stakeholder dialogue that developed a set of criteria that governments can use to implement 100% renewable energy, from planning, to engagement, to integration between energy end use sectors.
  • Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum 2015: Final Report
    Renewable Cities / July 2015
    Description: This report documents the 32 workshops and numerous plenary sessions that we held during Global Learning Forum 2015 in Vancouver and covers a wide range of discussions on 100% RE electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation.