City, Town, Village

Mureck, Austria

Mureck, Steiermark, Austria

  • Target: 100% renewable energy
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: Biodiesel plant, a biomass district heating system, a biogas plant and a photovoltaic plant.
  • Implementation: The region of Mureck/Steiermark is taking action against climate change. It is ensuring social stability and creating new jobs ...
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Saint-Julien-Mont-Denis, France

Saint-Julien-Montdenis, France

  • Target: 100% renewable energy
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: A 2 MW hydro plant, several medium photovoltaic plants, and small localised solar thermal panels and wood heating systems.
  • Implementation: The mayor of Saint-Julien-Montdenis Marc Tournabien was elected in 2008, and promptly turned towards implementing ...
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Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

Scituate, Massachusetts, USA

  • Target: 100% renewable power for the municipality by end of 2013.
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: One wind turbine and a 3 MW solar array.
  • Implementation: Scituate is a coastal town located between Boston and Plymouth in Massachusetts, USA. It achieve its target of 100% ...
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Santa Barbara, California, USA

Santa Barbara, California, USA

  • Target: Free of fossil fuels by 2033.
  • Status: In progress -  To date, about 30% of the City's electricity comes from renewable sources.
  • RES: Wind and solar power.
  • Implementation: The City of Santa Barbara has committed to a plan to make the city ...
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  • Target: 100% renewable energy in electricity, heating/cooling, and transportation sectors community wide by 2031
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: To be planned.
  • Implementation: Rochester is a small city located near the southeast corner of the state of Minnesota in the midwestern United ...
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Park City, Utah, USA

Park City, Utah, USA

  • Target: 100% renewable electricity for city operations by 2022, and for the whole community by 2032.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar energy
  • Implementation: Park City is a small town located in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, and is renowned for its ski resorts ...
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Kirche Niestetal Heiligenrode, Germany

Niestetal, Germany

  • Target: Carbon neutral by 2034, and 100% renewable by 2050.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar, biomass, wind, geothermal and hydropower energy.
  • Implementation: The municipality of Niestetal is located in the district of Kassel in the state of Hesse, Germany. In 2012, a ...
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Freiamt, Germany

Freiamt, Germany

  • Target: 100% reliance on renewable sources for power and heat.
  • Status: Achieved - Freiamt consumes 12,000 MWh annually and generates 15,400 MWh annually with renewable resources.
  • RES: Wind power, biomass, biogas, solar, hydropower and a district heating system.
  • Implementation: Freiamt is ...
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