REN 21 Presents: Renewables in Cities and Citizen Participation (Webinar)

18 February 2020

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Presentation—Lea Renalder: Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report

Presentation—Alix Bolle: How European Cities Support Community Energy

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with REN21, hosted this webinar on opportunities and roles for citizens to engage within their cities in the energy transition to renewables.

City residents can contribute in many ways, including by choosing renewable energy tariffs, switching to green suppliers, and becoming prosumers by installing their own systems or by participating in one of the growing numbers of community energy projects emerging in and around urban areas.

Participants in this webinar discuss how citizens are driving the energy transition at the local level with renewables. REN21 presented the key findings of their newly released Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report, with a focus on citizen participation. And Energy Cities presented examples of participatory governance and citizen participation in European cities.


  • Lea Renalder, Project Manager at REN21
  • Alix Bolle, Policy Decoder Energy Teams at EU Policy and Strategic Partnerships, Energy Cities


The Clean Energy Solutions Center helps governments, advisors and analysts create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. The Solutions Center is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy.

REN21 is the only global renewable energy community of actors from science, governments, NGOs and industry. They provide up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets. REN21 provides knowledge about what is presently happening in the renewable energy sector and how the latest trends will impact future developments.