- Published: 09 April 2015 09 April 2015
Members of the Global 100% RE campaign highlight that an energy transformation can only succeed if benefits are shared across society, including citizens and communities. At the ICLEI World congress in Seoul, Korea, the group warns that future energy markets built on 100% renewable energy have to be ‘people centered’ and ‘community driven’.
Members of the group include the World Future Council, Fraunhofer ISE, World Wind Energy Association and ICLEI, the world’s biggest cities network. A spokesperson of the alliance says the increasing number of regions and cities committing on a 100% renewable energy target are ‘an encouraging signal’. However, there is a need for quality criteria for reaching 100% Renewable Energy. Therefore the alliance is introducing guidelines for governments to ensure that this transformation will indeed serve the needs of the people and facilitate ‘the required system change’. The guidelines presented include a robust policy framework, a clear mandate to facilitate the implementation of emerging and innovative technologies as well as a reasonable monitoring procedure to measure progress. They will also help to assess different levels of commitment with regard to the three sectors of transport, heat and electricity.