Local Renewables aims to share information for local governments on how to adopt sound energy practices and to report on the Local Renewables activities taking place world wide.

Categories below:

1- Information for Local Governments
2- Local Renewables Activities world-wide
3- Recommended Publications


Information for Local Governments

Report: Highlights and Results of the conference Local Renewables 2007

It is aimed at informing and supporting European, national and community decision-makers who address the interconnection between sustainable energy, climate protection, security of energy supply, as well as sustainable local development and using resources at a community level.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Status in India

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the status of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy (RE) in India. Data and observations have been obtained through various contacts with different Indian local governments including the partner cities- Bhubaneswar and Nagpur. Many facts and data have been obtained from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Local Renewables Activities world-wide

Local Renewables - Year in Review 2007

The activities in 2007 focused on several exciting developments in India and Brazil, such as progress in the Resource Centres; completing two city energy consumption assessments, the development of local policies and the participation of stakeholders. Furthermore there were a few international Local Renewables events - in Freiburg, Betim and India, and encouraging developments in Europe.

Addendum to the Year in Review 2007

Local Renewables Initiative & Model Communities Network - Update 2009

The 2009 update to the 2007 report, illuminating the work of the ever-growing Local Renewables Model Communities Network and the steps that cities can do to incorporate renewable energy and energy efficiency into their own energy policies.


Recommended Publications

REN21 Renewables Global Status Report 2009 Update

REN21 Renewables 2007 Global Status Report
Presentation slides from the World Renewable Energy Assembly, Bonn,
Germany, November 19-21, 2007

Powering China's Development: The Role of Renewable Energy Worldwatch Special Report (November 2007), 50 pages Eric Martinot and Li Junfeng. Free Summary online, full publication can be purchased for 20 US$.

Renewable Energy Futures:  Targets, Scenarios, and Pathways
Annual Review of Environment and Resources, vol. 32 (2007), pp.
205-239. Eric Martinot, Carmen Dienst, Liu Weiliang, and Chai Qimin  (link to free PDF download)

German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG): Progress Report 2007
(link to free PDF download)

ISES White Paper ' Transitioning to a Renewable Energy Future'
This White Paper provides a rationale for effective governmental renewable energy policies worldwide, as well as sufficient information to accelerate effective governmental policies. It is the thesis of this White Paper that a worldwide effort to generate the renewable energy transition must emerge at the top of national and international political agendas, starting now.