China made international news earlier this summer when it announced a new pledge to peak its emissions by 2030, in addition to other climate commitments.
Solar panels in Mexico City. Photo Credit: EMBARQ México
City leaders worldwide are increasingly prioritizing energy efficiency, given the growing global demand for energy and the pressing need for climate adaptation.
Many cities around the world are suffering from severe air pollution.
World Resources Institute has established WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities to encompass a wider range of issues related to urban sustainability. Photo by Christian Haugen/Flickr.
Today, we are launching the public face of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and WRIcities.org.
By 2030, the world’s cities are expected to grow by 1.
Buildings are a significant contributor to Mexico City’s greenhouse gas emissions and the focus of a new partnership to improve energy efficiency and create a more sustainable, competitive city. Photo by Alejandro Mejia Greene/Flickr.
Rising demand for energy worldwide is making the need for affordable, sustainable energy sources increasingly urgent.
Buildings are an important part of the sustainability picture for Mexico City.
As China urbanizes, buildings in the country’s cities are a growing source of emissions and air pollution.
Urbanization is reshaping the economy, energy systems, and climate of our planet. By 2050, the world’s cities are expected to add 2.
Experts attending an Institute for Building Efficiency roundtable agreed that it is time for more holistic approaches to building energy savings using available technologies to support the optimization of building performance. Intelligent efficiency looks beyond specific components – it enables a step-change in efficiency by using information and communications technologies to optimize...
If you want to find major emitters of greenhouse gases, look no further than your city’s skyline.
As consumers exercise choice, and technologies become better and cheaper, distributed energy resources (DER) are proliferating on power grids. However, grids and distribution systems were not designed to accommodate multiple DERs while sustaining reliability and quality. Some DERs are more variable and intermittent than the central generating plants on which the power system is based, according to...
Investments in energy efficiency can significantly help energy utilities as they face a future of stagnating sales, aging infrastructure, growth in distributed generation and stricter environmental regulations, says a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. While utilities are unlikely to face a “death spiral” as some have predicted, they need new...
Strong improvements in key indicators signal major commitments to energy efficiency, high-performance buildings, distributed energy systems and smart building technologies. The 2014 Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey of facility and energy management executives showed nearly across-the-board improvements in key measures that signal increased interest and investment in energy efficiency in...