Affordable, accessible and safe public transport is a fundamental solution to dramatically reduce emissions. However, the crucial link between renewables and public transport has been largely ignored. By powering public transport with renewable energy, countries and municipalities can make serious contributions to address climate change, while improving local air quality and public health. Many solutions exist to shift public transport to rely on renewable energy and in many cases is ready to be implemented.
This policy brief proposes actions and solutions that can accelerate the path to achieve net zero and carbon neutral goals through the connection between renewable energy and public transport.
A Smooth Ride to Renewables was produced collaboratively by REN21 and UITP, with the support of the UITP Sustainable Development Committee.
Read a short summary in our announcement article.