Tagged with Urban policies

Ramping up energy efficiency in leading cities

Ramping up energy efficiency in leading cities

There is an increasing recognition that cities have an important role to play in our global efforts to promote energy efficiency. There is a good article on the blue&green tomorrow website about a new initiative led by the World Green Building Council and the World Resources Institute-led Building Efficiency Accelerator.   Leading cities around the … Continue reading

Giving communities access to cheaper solar power

Giving communities access to cheaper solar power

Madeleine Cuff writes on the Business Green website that a new initiative in New York City, Solarize NYC, will allow communities to join together into single purchasing groups to access cheaper solar power. There could be some important lessons for Europe as the introduction of nearly zero energy buildings with the needed energy coming from … Continue reading

A new economic paradigm on sustainability is poised to emerge and both cities and utilities will have an important role to play

A new economic paradigm on sustainability is poised to emerge and both cities and utilities will have an important role to play

In an article for the Renewable Energy Focus website, Lauren Callaway, a research analyst at Navigant Research, delves into the smart city market and discusses what it means for the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors.   Comment: Smart cities; the future of sustainable living It’s a no brainer at this point: Improving sustainability in … Continue reading