09 Sep '17, 11pm

3 reasons clean energy is poised to take off in developing cities:

You often hear about renewable energy success stories in cities in the developed world — such as Vancouver, which has committed to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources before 2050, or San Diego, which has promised to obtain 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035. Many initiatives exist to promote 100 percent renewable energy in cities, such as Renewable Cities at Simon Frasier University in Canada. But while much attention goes to the global north, cities in the global south are also poised to scale up their use of renewables, such as wind and solar. What's different now? The potential of distributed renewables in cities is well-understood. The International Energy Agency estimates that rooftop solar could supply 30 percent of electricity needs of cities globally in 2050 , and much of the global south is rich in solar radiation. But three emerging trends...

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