2018 Renewable Cities Australia

Renewable Cities Australia (RCA) is pleased to announce that the third Forum, EV Workshop and Exhibition will re-locate to Adelaide, Australia’s clean energy hub, and once again co-located with the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition on 23 & 24 May 2018.

Call for Abstracts are Now Open 

With the theme of Taking Charge of our Energy Future, RCA will provide updates from Australian cities going renewable, share the successes of corporate leadership, and will profile how organisations across Australia have lowered emissions.

 Call for abstracts are now open for submission. All submissions will be reviewed and accepted based on merit.  Final session themes will be molded around the accepted presentations rather than the other way around.

To view the full list of topics or to submit an abstract please click here.

Announcing State Government Support

As a global leader in maximising the opportunities of a low carbon economy, Adelaide is the natural choice to host this event, and this city provides the stage to attract local and international urban planners, government authorities, key sustainable business leaders and all those working for our energy transition. We are pleased to announce the support of the Government of South Australia, Adelaide Convention Bureau, and Adelaide Convention Centre joining as principal partners.




Renewable Cities and towns start with people, with communities and their leaders setting the direction and working together for our clean energy future.

As the world becomes more urbanized, cities and towns are well placed to take leading roles in this switch to renewable energy.

Many cities are already taking on this challenge, with city leaders, town planners and community groups coming together for this common goal.

With over 70% of Australians now living in urban environments, community involvement is an essential element in the development of Renewable Cities.


Our homes, our workplaces, and our factories are the main users of power in cities and towns, so switching to renewable energy and managing the power use are the keys to our renewable future.

As well as using power generated outside the city, generating power from urban rooftops, from excess heat and from urban waste is possible in most Australian cities and towns. Developing new ways to share locally produced power is a key element to urban energy independence.

Homeowners in Australia have embraced solar power systems and higher on-site use of that power is now possible with energy storage, which will be an enabler for Renewable Cities.


Moving around in our cities and towns uses fuels or electricity and these contribute to our urban carbon footprint.

Changing our urban transport systems to renewable energy is possible, but requires good planning and an understanding of the technologies available.

Collaboration at all levels of government levels is essential for electrifying public transport and enabling electric and other low emission vehicles in our city and towns.

Renewable Cities is the forum for this sharing of ideas for moving to renewable energy transport solutions.



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