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Germany's energy transition and cities

April 11, 2018

Cities have the potential to be central to an energy transition, but will require the right conditions to thrive. Certain policies can allow cities to unlock and capitalize on economic opportunities associated with transforming energy production and use, while others can inhibit progress. In Germany, where a country-wide energy transition known as the "Energiewende" is well underway and has resulted in a 30% reduction of GHGs since 1990, national targets and legislation have provided an enabling framework for local action. Through localized policies, cities and regions are creating space for innovation and ambitious energy planning.

Join Renewable Cities for a discussion with Claudia Kemfert, energy economist and Head of Department of Energy, Transportation, and Environment at the German Institute of Economic Research, as she shares economic insight into smart policies for an energy transition based on knowledge, practice, and learnings from Germany’s “Energiewende”. 

Date: Thursday, April 12 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)
Location: SFU Harbour Centre - Room 2270, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C.

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