How North Rhine-Westphalia responds to the concerns of citizens about renewable energy development by facilitating dialogue

4 October 2016

This case study shows how the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is providing a dedicated platform for dialogue and mediation on renewable energy projects at the local level. It is part of the Energy Transition Platform, a global initiative supporting highly industrialized, carbon-intensive state and regional governments in developing and implementing innovative clean energy policies to accelerate the low carbon transition.

The partner regions of the Energy Transition Platform – Alberta, the Basque Country, California, Hautsde-France, Lombardy, Minnesota, North Rhine-Westphalia, Silesia, South Australia, Upper Austria and Wales – come together to learn from their global peers, to build strong partnerships and to jointly overcome barriers to the adoption of clean energy models.

The Energy Transition Platform is part of the States & Regions Policy Innovation program and was launched by The Climate Group, alongside the initiative’s lead government, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Stiftung Mercator in early 2016.

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