Photo by Antonio Garcia on Unsplash A recently released report has revealed that 101 major cities around the world, from developed nations all the way to low-income nations are receiving at least 70 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources as of 2017. The data was brought forth by the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), a non-profit environmental impact agency. Cities included in the report include Canada’s Vancouver, New Zealand’s Auckland, Kenya’s Nairobi, and Norway’s Oslo. The most encouraging thing from this release is the reveal that our world’s clean energy programs are growing. In 2015, 42 cities reported getting 70 percent of their electricity from their clean energy compared to the 101 cities in 2017. Of those in this 70 percent list, 57 are in Latin America, 21 are in Europe, nine are in Africa, five are in Canada, four are in the US, three are found in New Zealand, and one can be found in South Korea, and one in Australia. Of the 101, 40 of those cities are operating on 100 percent renewable electricity. To achieve this, the cities are using a combination of wind, solar, hydro, biomass, and geothermal power sources. The report […]


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