- Energy Snapshot
Which Cities In the World Are Closest to Nixing Fossil Fuels?
Across the globe, cities are tackling climate change by shifting away from coal, oil, and natural gas. Yet a survey shows they’re now at very different stages.
Cities like Reykjavik and Zurich have already quit using fossil fuels to produce power, and others plan to cut back. A new survey reveals just far 162 of them have gone.
As global climate talks near, Beijing and 10 other Chinese cities recently announced they will peak their heat-trapping emissions (about equal to those of Brazil) before China’s national target of 2030. More than a dozen U.S. cities including New York joined in pledging emission cuts.
Also, officials in Aspen, Colorado said their city became the third in the United States— after Burlington, Vermont, and Greensburg, Kansas—to run entirely on renewable energy. They’re boosting wind power, which emits zero carbon dioxide, and eliminating coal, which produces more CO2 than oil or