The goal of fully transitioning the world’s total energy mix toward renewable energy sources is no longer a utopian ideal: it is being achieved in a number of places around the world today. Hundreds of jurisdictions across the globe have set 100 % renewable energy (RE) targets and are beginning the journey toward a fully fossil- and nuclear-free society. In the process, these pioneers have been incubators of regionally appropriate best practices and policies.
This policy handbook takes a closer look at these early pioneers to provide inspiration and concrete examples to other jurisdictions that are aiming to embark on the same transformation. It analyzes case studies to identify drivers, barriers as well as facilitating factors and, from these, it derives policy recommendations to finally enable their transfer to other jurisdictions around the world.