Links to selected urban
renewable-energy related websites

Solar City®: an urban energy research and advisory resource

Inquiries about Renewable City™ ratings:


C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group

Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)

International Council for Local Environmental Initiaives
Cities for Climate Protection™

Solar (and sustainable) cities


Institute for Global Environmental Strategies:
Asian sustainable cities resource


Solar City


Brundtland City Energy Network: sustainable energy use

Energie-Cités Association:
Promoting sustainable energy policy through local action

European Green Cities Network (EGCN)

European Sustainable Cities & Towns Campaign

European Sustainable Cities Project

Hannover, Germany (case study, pdf)

Renewable Energy Strategies for European Towns

Swiss national energy programme

South America

PBS program: Brazil’s Curitiba Urban Experiment


Austin, Texas
GreenChoice® Austin Energy’s Renewable Energy Program

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Regional aggregated renewable energy supply in Massachusetts

Cool Cities: renewable energy solutions

Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power –
Renewable Energy Sources

Long Island, New York
Long Island Power Authority’s Solar Pioneers program

Portland, Oregon
City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development

Portland, Oregon
Portland case study by the Climate Group

Portland, Oregon
Solar City Case Study: Portland, Oregon

Sacramento, California
Sacramento Municipal Utility District renewable energy programs

Santa Clara, California
Silicon Valley Power City of Santa Clara renewable energy program

Seattle, Washington
City Light Green Up Renewable Energy Program

Sustainable Communities Network (SCN)

London's Swiss Re Tower by Foster and Partners, also known as the Gherkin Tower (built 2001-2004) is billed as one of the most advanced sustainable office towers in the world. Lloyds Building by Richard Rogers Partnership (1979-1984) in the foreground, is a monument to high-tech symbolism of another era. Both London buildings are home to members of the global insurance industry, long alarmed about the urban impacts of climate change.

photo © Ashley Cooper