Cities need more expertise, utility support in 100% renewables push: report

SMART CITIES DIVE | The report says greenhouse gas emissions are "rising at an unprecedented rate," and with the federal government largely taking a back-seat in the fight against climate change, it is up to state and city governments to do much of the heavy lifting.

John Farrell, co-director of ILSR and director of its Energy Democracy Initiative, told Smart Cities Dive it can be challenging for cities to put much financial heft behind hitting climate goals as they are often limited in taxing power and cannot offer as robust incentive programs as the federal government can.

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