IMPACT

Title

Renewable Energy in Cities

LEAD Facilitator

Archan Das '21

LEAD Facilitator

Rohit Katakam '22

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Information Motivating Public Activism (IMPACT)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Start Date

28-4-2021 11:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2021 11:20 AM

Abstract

As of 2021, cities occupy only 3% of Earth's land, yet they are responsible for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions. The current infrastructure of the largest cities in the world will not be able to accommodate the high demands of a growing urbanization, which calls for serious action to be taken. Renewable energy brings many benefits to cities, including better living conditions and modern public amenities. Sustainable energy is energy that satisfies the current generations' needs without jeopardizing the future generations' capacity to fulfill their own. Seeking clean energy sources, that can be replenished rather than having sources depleted, is central to achieving renewable energy in our cities.
Having cities take the first big step in battling climate change sets them up as the strong forefront in the transitioning to cleaner energy. New research reveals how cities are addressing this issue by signing agreements that shift their municipal operations or entire towns away from fossil-fuel power and toward renewable energy. The purpose of this article is to analyze datasets in order to find out what impact and process countries have on the transition to clean and renewable energy in their cities.

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Renewable Energy in Cities

As of 2021, cities occupy only 3% of Earth's land, yet they are responsible for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions. The current infrastructure of the largest cities in the world will not be able to accommodate the high demands of a growing urbanization, which calls for serious action to be taken. Renewable energy brings many benefits to cities, including better living conditions and modern public amenities. Sustainable energy is energy that satisfies the current generations' needs without jeopardizing the future generations' capacity to fulfill their own. Seeking clean energy sources, that can be replenished rather than having sources depleted, is central to achieving renewable energy in our cities.
Having cities take the first big step in battling climate change sets them up as the strong forefront in the transitioning to cleaner energy. New research reveals how cities are addressing this issue by signing agreements that shift their municipal operations or entire towns away from fossil-fuel power and toward renewable energy. The purpose of this article is to analyze datasets in order to find out what impact and process countries have on the transition to clean and renewable energy in their cities.