Do you know of 100% renewable energy project that is not on the map? Please tell us about it!
Types of Projects Mapped
The Go 100% map will include the following types of projects that have an official 100% renewable energy goal in at least one sector (electricity, heating, cooling, transportation).
- States or Regions
- Districts or Counties
- Cities, Towns, Communities
- Non-profits and Institutions (like schools, hospitals, community centers, etc.)
- Other Businesses
- Individuals (Mass posting of these projects is pending a technical upgrade to our website. You can donate to help make that happen here. Exceptions are individual projects that are clearly serving as a best practice model for their region.)
Criteria For Projects to Be Eligible for the Go 100% Map
- Official Target or Sustained Achievement- Projects in one of the above categories must be supported by an official declaration of some kind or sustained achievement of covering the equivalent of demand in at least one energy sector with sustainable renewable resources.
- Eligible Renewable Energy Sources - These may include those derived from solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass from waste, biogas from waste, wave, tidal, or waste heat energy. (*On very rare occasion, some projects may not be eligible, if they are shown to have significant and sustained deleterious impacts, for example, a net increase over a long term of greenhouse gas over the project's lifecycle, which is contrary to best practices.)
- Community Wide Coverage - Local, regional and national 100% renewable targets must be community/territory wide, as opposed to covering just government/public facilities. Projects that just cover government/public facilities are still considered a good first step and are eligible to be reported in our news section and social media, as long as renewable electricity is being procured directly or installed onsite.
- A Word About Renewable Energy Credits - If part of the electricity portfolio is covered by some type of renewable energy credits, there must be a plan in place to replace these with direct procurement of regional renewable electricity or onsite generation of renewables. The reason for this is that voluntary renewable energy credits, while a legal instrument for declaring renewable electricity use in many regions, have been shown to have minimal impact on increasing the share of power generated by renewable sources.
How to Submit Projects
For each project submitted, please send us as much of the following information as possible. (*Required)
*100% Renewable Energy Goal:
100% Renewable Energy Goal Achieved (if applicable):
*Summary: Please include any background, progress, technologies, key players, costs, economic impacts, and policies that are relevant.
*Source(s): Please let us know how you got your information. To ensure credibility, we only map projects that can be traced to some kind of official source (e.g. document authorized by leading decision making individual or body, official website, etc.). If there are any links to text or video that can help our visitors learn more, these are also welcome. English language is preferred, but any language is fine.
Photos/videos (Please make sure these have permission to be reposted publicly and to include any applicable credits.)
Adding To and Correcting Existing Projects
See anything missing, outdated, or incorrect on any of existing Go 100% Map projects? We would greatly appreciate your sharing this with us to incorporate into the current postings.
Submit your project via email.