25 Jul '16, 9am

How Milwaukee is brewing energy efficiency, financial innovation

While not as flashy as solar or wind technology, energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective and powerful tools for helping cities mitigate and adapt to climate change. The cheapest and cleanest power? The kind you don’t need to produce in the first place. Cities account for over 70 percent of global energy use and 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, according to the U.N.'s Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) . That's why ramping up energy efficiency programs is crucial. "Cities are really in a great position to lead,” said Erick Shambarger, director of environmental sustainability at the city of Milwaukee, during a recent GreenBiz webinar . "We have the leadership on the ground and the partnerships as well to bring the opportunity for energy efficiency to building owners." The world has taken notice of the potential for energy efficiency in ...

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