Works In Progress

Hallstatt, Upper Austria, Austria

Upper Austria Region, Austria

  • Target: 100% renewable electricity and heat by 2030.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Hydro power, biomass and solar energy.
  • Implementation: Upper Austria is one of 9 regions in Austria. It is the fourth-largest in the country by land area, and the third-largest ...
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Uralla, Australia

Uralla, NSW, Australia

  • Target: Become a decentralized, off-grid town, meeting 100% of the town's energy demand via local renewable energy generation.
  • Status: In progress - 10% of electricity from solar photovoltaics.
  • RES: Solar photovoltaics
  • Implementation: Reduce the town's energy needs  via energy efficiency upgrades to buildings ...
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Valley View University, Accra, Ghana

Valley View University, Accra, Ghana

  • Target: 100% renewable energy
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar energy and biogas
  • Implementation: Valley View University is located in Accra, the capital of Ghana. In 2001, it became the first ecological university in Africa. An ecological master plan was the ...
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Target: 100% renewable energy by 2050.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Renewable energy mix, and energy efficiency measures.
  • Implementation: Vancouver is the most densely populated city in Canada, and the largest city in the Province of British Columbia. It is also part ...
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Vanuatu

Vanuatu

  • Target: Transition to renewable energy balanced with energy efficiency to stimulate green growth.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar energy, hydropower and geothermal, coconut oil for biofuel.
  • Implementation: Vanuatu is a nation of the South Pacific Ocean comprising around 80 islands ...
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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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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • Target: 100% RE by the year 2050.
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Mix of RE technologies, electrical cars, district energy system, and Passive House standard in all new construction.
  • Implementation: The city of Victoria is British Columbia’s capital city and is situated ...
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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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Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia

Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia

  • Target: 100% renewable energy by 2022
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar power and battery systems.
  • Implementation: The north-eastern Victorian town of Yackandandah in Australia recently noted the production of 1GWh of locally generated renewable energy, thus reaching the half-way point ...
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Yolo County, California, USA

Yolo County, California, USA

  • Target: 100% renewable electricity
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Solar energy.
  • Implementation: Yolo County is located about 90 miles north-east of San Francisco. The city of Davis, Yolo’s largest, was the first city in the USA to formally legislate the creation of ...
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Yusuhara, Japan

Yusuhara, Japan

  • Target: Supply 100% of the electricity needed for housing, the business and industry sector with local renewable energy by 2050
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Wind, hydro, biomass, solar, and geothermal
  • Implementation: Yusuhara Town is a small remote town in Kochi ...
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