The 100 percent renewable club: Cities going all in on clean energy

Alex Crees
By Alex Crees

Clean energy sources are gaining market share as the world’s reliance on fossil fuels drops, according to the Energy Information Association.  Individuals, corporations and even entire cities have made commitments to source their energy from renewables in recent years.

Data released by the CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, shows that the number of cities running on at least 70 percent renewable energy has more than doubled since 2015.  Of the 570 cities worldwide who report to the organization, 101 satisfy at least 70 percent of their energy demand from renewable sources such as hydropower, geothermal, solar and wind, and more than 40 of those have transitioned to 100 percent renewable-based electricity.

In which cities do renewables reign supreme?  Check out the full list of cities who have joined the 100-percent renewable club below:

  1. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  2. Ærøskøbing, Denmark
  3. Akureyri, Iceland
  4. Alcadía de Cordoba, Venezuela
  5. Aparecida, Brazil
  6. Assis, Brazil
  7. Bangangte, Cameroon
  8. Basel, Switzerland
  9. Birigui, Brazil
  10. Bolzano, Italy
  11. Brasilia, Brazil
  12. Brotas, Brazil
  13. Brusque, Brazil
  14. Burlington, VT, USA
  15. Cabreuva, Brazil
  16. Cajamar, Brazil
  17. Capivari, Brazil
  18. Cerquilho, Brazil
  19. Chorrera, Panama
  20. Curitiba, Brazil
  21. Estância Hidrominer de Águas de Sáo Pedro, Brazil
  22. Estância Turística de ITU, Brazil
  23. Fafe, Portugal
  24. Ibague, Colombia
  25. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  26. Lorena, Brazil
  27. Mairiporã, Brazil
  28. Medellin, Colombia
  29. Montes Claros, Brazil
  30. Niteroi, Brazil
  31. Nova Odessa, Brazil
  32. Palmas, Brazil
  33. Prince George (British Colombia) Canada
  34. Quelimane, Mozambique
  35. Reykjavik, Iceland
  36. Salvador, Brazil
  37. São Caetano, Brazil
  38. São João da Boa Vista, Brazil
  39. Santos, Brazil
  40. São Gonçalo, Brazil
  41. São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
  42. Vinhedo, Brazil
  43. Winnipeg, Canada

 This list will be updated as more cities reach the 100 percent renewable milestone.