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American Cities Climate Challenge: Renewables Accelerator Launch & Boot Camp

WRI and Rocky Mountain Institute will host its first boot camp-style workshop for U.S. cities to get technical support on their clean energy strategies and engage in discussion on successes and challenges they have faced in procuring renewables. This American Cities Climate Challenge workshop is jointly led by city faculty, and will focus on large-scale, off-site renewable procurement options.

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To help U.S. cities meet – or beat – their renewable energy goals, the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge, WRI, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) are kicking off a joint effort to help cities procure over 2.8 gigawatts of renewable capacity – more than the total existing solar capacity in Nevada, Florida or Texas.

The new program, called the American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator (Renewables Accelerator), will provide powerful resources for cities across America to achieve their renewable goals, with the help of RMI’s and WRI’s technical support and expertise. The program will help cities procure large-scale, off-site renewable energy; deploy renewables locally; and navigate regulatory, policy and institutional barriers by engaging with utilities and policymakers.

On February 26-28, WRI and RMI will host its first boot camp-style workshop for cities to get technical support on their clean energy strategies and engage in discussion on successes and challenges they have faced in procuring renewables. This workshop is jointly led by city faculty, and will focus on large-scale, off-site renewable procurement options.

This event is invitation-only. For more information about the Renewables Accelerator, please contact Celina Bonugli.

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