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Electricity only reaches a fraction of the population in many major African cities. A new report suggests changes that will be needed as cities and energy demands grow.
David Hatch July 12, 2017
A mayors’ network comprising nearly half of the U.S. population expressed support for going completely renewable.
Carey L. Biron and Gregory Scruggs June 29, 2017
More than 300 municipalities worldwide are already aiming to eliminate their use of fossil fuels. A new toolkit shows how others can, too.
David Hatch June 28, 2017
Some are ready to stick with the spirit of the Paris Agreement regardless of President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from it.
Gregory Scruggs June 2, 2017
In a new book, the people behind a well-known Indian consultancy and think tank discuss what they've learned working in cities.
Patralekha Chatterjee May 29, 2017
Leadership on the energy transition is coming from unlikely places.
Frances Bula May 26, 2017
Painting images of the city of the future at the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum in Vancouver.
Frances Bula May 19, 2017

City leaders can take advantage of emerging technologies and an evolving marketplace to sidestep national governments, Arup says. 

October 12, 2016

The Japanese government funded major technology retrofits in Yokohama, Keihanna, Toyota and Kitakyushu, OpenGov reports. 

September 30, 2016

More cities are expected to follow the lead of Santiago, Chile by harnessing the sun and wind as energy sources for transit networks, Fast Company reports. 

July 5, 2016
Lesson number one: Unleash public-sector entrepreneurship
Justin Gerdes June 30, 2016
The New Urban Agenda can “drive implementation of the Paris climate agreement”, one official said as the UAE hosted a thematic meeting on energy.
Simone d'Antonio January 29, 2016
Following the Paris climate talks, the Habitat III process this month turns its focus to renewables and efficiency.
Gregory Scruggs January 13, 2016

Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology sees energy production potential in warm underground water below cities, according to Science Daily

December 23, 2015

A recent study designed to influence upcoming climate talks says investments in renewable energy are recouped through cost savings, Urban Land reports.

November 12, 2015

Lower energy costs resulting from a shift to renewable options would help Kolkata recoup a potential US$2 billion investment, SciDev.Net reports. 

November 3, 2015

A solar installation at a former landfill powers city buildings and infrastructure that previously relied on fossil fuel, iBerkshires reports. 

September 25, 2015

The Indian government has developed master plans for increasing reliance on solar energy in 46 cities, including Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the Economic Times reports.

 

August 26, 2015
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