World’s Cities Must Lead On New Energy
Cities must lead the clean energy drive, says report; A new study shows that poor households in cities spend 14 to 22 per cent of their income on energy. Plummeting prices of renewable energy promises to ease this burden.
Nina Bhandari, 25 September 2017 (Eco-Business)
“Cities must lead access to clean, affordable and uninterrupted energy since urban growth and living standards intensify per capita energy use in developing countries…[and] poor urban households often spend 14 – 22 per cent of their incomes on energy… [According to a new report from the World Resources Institute, cities] can implement three practical solutions to meet the needs of the urban under-served while charting development models that slow carbon emissions — shift to cleaner cooking fuels such as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), install renewable energy systems like solar panels and introduce building energy efficiency codes and appliance standards…City governments need to lead by supporting energy efficiency initiatives and regulations…The study calculates that the power generated by tripling the current installed capacity of solar panels across 60 countries would reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 108 million metric tonnes…” click here for more