Renewable Energy Transition: Is Asia Leading?
An Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019 Deep Dive Workshop
Renewable energy uptake can be supported and driven by many players: policy-makers at global, national, and sub-national levels, citizens, private sector, energy consumers. In parallel, renewables can support the objectives of end-use sectors by delivering clean and sustainable energy options.
Cities are key actors for the transition to renewable energy. They regularly lead on efforts to deploy renewable technologies, especially in heating, cooling and road transport. However, their contribution to the energy transition is not well understood because comprehensive information about city-level developments is lacking
This DDW drew on two key REN21 publications: Renewables 2019 Global Status Report and Renewables in Cities – Global Status Report. The workshop presented the status of renewables globally, examined what is happening in Asia and what Asian cities are doing, and can do, to drive renewable uptake.