Posts tagged with 'energy'
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Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment
Powering Cities in the Global South: How Energy Access for All Benefits the Economy and the Environment
Kumar is the sole provider for his family. He runs an ironing service in Bengaluru that brings in between $6 and $7.50 a day, enough to barely get by. When the power cuts out two to three times a day ...
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Ani Dasgupta (Global Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities), Michael Berkowtiz (President, 100 Resilient Cities), Rubbina Karruna (Research Adviser, Department for International Development), Marcio Lacerda (Mayor, Belo Horizante) and Xavier de Souza Briggs (Vice president for Economic Opportunity and Markets, Ford Foundation) at the opening panel of WRI's Habitat III pre-conference event. Photo by Milton Bustamante/WRI.
Live from Habitat III: A Focus on Housing, Energy and Transport for More Equal Cities
WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities is reporting on Habitat III from Quito, Ecuador. Follow our daily coverage on TheCityFix. “The New Urban Agenda is about the challenge of making cities work—for the economy, for the environment, for people. It’s ...
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Two men in Bosnia and Herzegovina install solar panels on their roof. Photo by UNDP in Europe and Central Asia / Flickr
Why Now Is the Time to Make Energy Access in Cities a Top Priority
Urban leaders from around the world are meeting in Quito, Ecuador, on October 17-20, 2016, to set the global agenda for the future of cities at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, known as Habitat III. ...
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Installing rooftop solar panels in Shanghai, China. Photo by Jiri Rezac/The Climate Group
In Cities’ War Against Climate Change, Heating and Cooling, Transport Are Key Battlegrounds
“If you want to win the climate change battle, it will be fought in the cities of the world,” WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer told participants at a forum on the role of urban areas in the global shift to clean ...
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Belgrade, Serbia committed to new goals in building efficiency. Photo by Andres Arjona/Flickr
From Bogota to Belgrade, Cities Commit to Energy-Efficient Buildings
Around the world, urban leaders including university presidents, renowned architects, city mayors and financial managers are recognizing the need to manage explosive energy demand growth from rapid urbanization. But changing business-as-usual development is not an easy task. Today, 12 new ...
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The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer”
The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer”
An increasingly important actor on India’s urban scene could help reach the ambitious Indian goal of reaching 40 GW of rooftop solar power capacity by 2022. Meet the urban electricity “prosumer,” a consumer of electricity who also produces it and ...
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