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100% Renewable Energy in Urban Areas, Frankfurt, Germany 2012 Accelerate the Transition to 100% Renewable Energies

In addition to being a global financial centre, for several decades Frankfurt has positioned itself as a leader in sustainability and climate protection. In 1985, it founded one of the first municipal energy and climate protection agencies, which has worked extensively on promoting energy efficiency in local buildings and the adoption of combined heat and power systems. Frankfurt’s 100% renewable energy target is closely connected to its climate strategy; they feature mutually reinforcing components and policy objectives. Furthermore, the national policy framework – mainly the feed-in tariff policy – triggered and supported action on the regional and local level.