Distributed renewable energy

Distributed renewable energy: a pathway for resilient recovery in cities

The increasing impacts of climate change are putting resilience high on cities’ agendas, alongside ambitious targets for GHG emissions reductions. Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) deployment in cities will help deliver both.

The global scale of the opportunity and need for DRE is enormous, yet the deployment of projects is far short of projections. Market rules and policy support are constraints in some cities, but there are also universal barriers that can be readily addressed to shape DRE opportunities into investable propositions.

Arup and R-Cities Network have published a summary of the long-awaited paper on catalysing distributed renewable energy in cities. The full report, to be launched in December 2021, will set out a comprehensive project and programme.