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Efforts by some cities to increase density and enhance non-vehicle mobility (walking, cycling, transit), in conjunction with energy efficiency improvements to building codes, have contributed to decreased energy use and reductions in GHG emissions. Recently, some cities have made ambitious claims that in just a few decades they can switch entirely to renewable energy and almost eliminate GHG emissions. An example is the 2050 target for 80% GHG reduction and 100% renewables in Vancouver’s Renewable City Strategy (RCS).


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