The efficient use of energy and the utilisation of locally available renew- able energy sources are essential for a Smart City. On the one hand they contribute to the emission reductions required under international agreements, and on the other they minimise Vienna’s dependence on imports, thus increasing regional value creation. The monitoring results show that Vienna is currently on track for attainment of the objectives. However, increased efforts will be needed in the coming years to achieve the long-term targets by 2030 and 2050.

The share of renewable energies is increasing, reaching 19.5% in 2015. This includes energy imports. The expansion of the renewable energies generated in Vienna has recently been comparatively low. Here, significant increases are needed in the coming years.

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