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May 14, 2015


Renewable Energy Global Status Update and Trends

Innovative Financing for Urban Renewables

Trends, innovations, and barriers in electrifying transportation

Knowledge Mobilization Sessions

1. Walk the Talk: The City of Copenhagen as a leader in the green transition

2. Life is an electric highway: A review of successful EV uptake policies globally

3. Aesthetics, integration, and building support for urban renewables

4. Building citizen and political will for 100% renewable energy: Global learning’s from Germany’s energy transition:

5. Realities of renewable energy implementation in cities: A financing and policy perspective

6. Climate change: Investment risks and opportunities for institutional investors

7. “Smart Cities”: Not your only option

8. Overcoming barriers to district energy development: Experience from C40 cities

9. Solarizing schools in Brazil and showcasing social benefits of renewables projects in poor communities

10. Leading the world: C40 city successes in energy, transport, and finance

11. State/provincial level tools to enable local government action on mitigation

12. Unlikely stories: Coal country, jobs, urban renewable, and renewable energy

13. Working with citizens and politicians for ambitious renewable energy targets: Perspectives from developed and developing countries

14. Beyond benchmarking: Using data to drive energy efficiency action

15. Lessons from Japan: Sharing experiences from the City of Yokohama on renewable energy and energy management

16. Energy efficiency: What the IEA calls “the first fuel” for cities

Peer to Peer Sessions

17. Dispelling doubt: How 100% RE is practical and achievable for municipal policymakers

18. Developing create energy cooperatives in an uncooperative environment

19. Getting to a climate change commitment of 80% by 2050: The role of renewable energy

20. Power without: Local and regional government strategies for building stakeholder alliances to achieve 100% renewable energy when cities do not control their utilities

21. Power within: Defining the goals, overcoming the barriers, and achieving 100% renewable electricity for cities with utility influence

23. Laying the groundwork for district energy

24. Urban gymnastics: Circumventing laws and building codes that are not renewable energy friendly

May 15, 2015


Renewable Cities – Call to Action

Intent to Action Sessions

25. Creating 100% renewable energy laws that are difficult to repeal

26. Communication renewable energy: Positioning, persuading, and popularizing

27. Interactive tools to engage the public in community energy planning

28. Pathways to Paris: Local governments’ roles in national plans

29. Leveraging consumer power to finance renewable energy

30. Opportunities with Green City bonds

31. Crash course in rate setting: Integrating distributed energy into the grid, not just a technical challenge

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