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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.
The upcoming host of the Summer Olympics plans to showcase its long jump toward solar, hydro and fuel cells at the games, Renewable Energy World reports.
The Canadian city is one of dozens worldwide that have pledged to completely eliminate fossil fuels, EarthTechling reports.
A Stanford University study highlights the untapped energy potential of rooftops and vacant lots, Climate Central reports.
Two Egyptian banks are offering low-interest loans designed to encourage Cairo residents to purchase solar panels for their rooftops, Green Prophet reports.
The city of 40,000 relies on a combination of hydropower, biomass and wind to produce its electricity, the PBS NewsHour reports.
A French company has designed a wind turbine that resembles a tree so it can blend easily into urban landscapes, EarthTechling reports.
The Indian government sees opportunities for improving 300 cities by having them adopt Surat’s successful energy, waste, water and e-government policies, the Times of India reports.
The global ICLEI network is spearheading a new program to help East Asian cities wean themselves from fossil fuels by 2030.
Capturing wind power is integral to Copenhagen’s goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city by 2025, Newsweek reports.
Delhi will be the first of several Indian cities to replicate a rooftop solar panel program adopted by the state of Gujarat, Clean Technica reports.
Johannesburg, Gothenburg and Toronto issue green bonds to finance a range of environmentally friendly projects, according to the Sustainable Cities Collective.
Miloš founded a company that is turning charging cell phones into a social activity.
“Silicon Park” would dovetail with the city’s wider “smart city” vision, according to the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.
Participating cities will receive financial and technical assistance toward the goal of reducing use of conventional energy sources by 10 percent in five years.
According to The Guardian, the new high-tech outdoor umbrellas generate heat and absorb cigarette fumes.
New research finds that huge numbers of offshore wind turbines would have cut wind speeds and storm surge during Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, reports Climate Central.
The solar installation at Freshkills Park will increase New York City’s renewable energy capacity by 50 percent.
Plans to tap wind, solar, biomass for electricity by 2030