Europe

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, Varese Ligure, Italy

Varese Ligure, Italy

  • Target: 100% of renewable electricity.
  • Status: Achieved - 100% of renewable electricity supply in 2001.
  • RES: 4 wind turbines, and solar thermal systems.
  • Implementation: In the 1980s, Varese Ligure and its surroundings suffered from unemployment and de-population. The number of inhabitants had significantly ...
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Växjö, Sweden

Växjö, Sweden

  • Target: Fossil fuel free city - heating, electricity, cooling and fuels to stem from 100% renewable sources by 2030.
  • Status: In progress - Share of renewable energy at 60% in 2014.
  • RES: Biomass district heating system, and geothermal energy.
  • Implementation: The Swedish city of ...
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Waldviertler Kernland, Austria

Waldviertler Kernland, Austria

  • Target: Energy self-sufficient by 2030
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Hydropower and biomass energy.
  • Implementation: The 13 rural municipalities of the Austrian region of Waldviertler Kernland joined the Austrian initiative Climate and Energy Model Regions in 2010. Today, the region aims to ...
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Wangen im Allgäu, Germany

Wangen im Allgäu, Germany

  • Target: 100% energy supply for electricity (by 2020) and heating (by 2030)
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar PV and thermal, biogas, biomass cogeneration, and hydropower.
  • Implementation: Wangen im Allgäu is a historic city in southern Germany. The town currently derives half ...
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Wildpoldsried, Germany

Wildpoldsried, Germany

  • Target: 100% renewable energy
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: Wind, solar, small-scale hydro, biomass, biogas, cogeneration and district heating.
  • Implementation: Wildpoldsried is a small village in the district of Oberallgäu in Bavaria in southern Germany. The village has been recognized for its exceptional achievements ...
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Wolfhagen, Germany

Wolfhagen, Germany

  • Target: 100% RE electricity supply by 2015.
  • Status: Achieved
  • RES: Windpark, a biomass and biogas plant, a small household RE systems.
  • Implementation: Wolfhagen is a small, idyllic German town, located in the Kassel District of the Federal State of Hesse. Its 100% ...
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