2nd Annual North American Dialogue on 100% Renewable Energy in Cities

Save the Date - 2nd Annual North American DIalogue on 100% Renewable Energy in Cities

Grid Alternatives, ICLEI USA, Sierra Club, and Renewable Cities have partnered with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to gather public officials and city staff to engage in our 2nd annual facilitated dialogue on what it means for cities to transition to 100% renewable energy. Through this unique format, participants will learn from a range of disciplines and sectors of urban energy planning.

Committing to 100% renewable energy involves more than just setting targets and flipping a switch. Cities that are considering a commitment to 100% renewable energy will learn from those that are actively implementing projects towards that goal. Participants will also emerge with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities of committing to 100% renewable energy. Participants will share best practices and opportunities for economic development and social benefits and will discuss a range of resources and tools available to help them reach their goals.

We are designing a tightly packed agenda running from Monday afternoon through Tuesday to ensure participants maximize this valuable time together.

  • July 31 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm: Opening session and guided tour of NREL campus
  • July 31 - 6:30pm: Dinner and dialogue
  • August 1 - 8:30am to 4:00pm: Dialogue and plenaries

The following cities are registered to attend:

  • Abita Springs, LA
  • Arlington County, VA
  • Aspen, Co
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boise, ID
  • Boulder, CO
  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Burlington, MA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Coalville, UT
  • Columbia, MO
  • Columbia, SC
  • Del Mar, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • East Hampton, NY
  • Evanston, IL
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Flagstaff, AZ 
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Georgetown, TX
  • Hanover, NH
  • Lakewood, CO
  • Madison, WI
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Montpelier, VT
  • Paonia, CO
  • Phoenix, AZ 
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Pueblo, CO
  • Rochester, MN
  • Rockville, MD
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Springfield, MO
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Town of Palisade, CO
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Washington, DC

This event is invite-only, however, we welcome suggestions of colleagues and peers that you think should be part of this event.  

Let us know if you want to learn more about this event Contact Megan Mullay at megan.mullay@sierraclub.org or 415-977-5668.

Read the 2016 North American Dialogue Report here.


Partner - GRID       Partner - Renewable Cities       Partner - NREL       Partner - ICLEI