Canadian Biomass Magazine

Cities moving away from fossil fuels account for 1 billion of world’s population

March 18, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

It’s estimated that one billion of the world’s population live in cities that are moving away from fossil fuel dependence.

Although cities account for about 55 per cent of the earth’s population, they are responsible for about 75 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions and use the same percentage of energy, according to green energy policy network REN21.

Policies had been set by more than 1,300 cities to increase renewable energy by the end of 2020. Cities enforcing complete or partial fossil fuel bans increased five times.

To read the full story published in the National Post, click here.

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