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Good practices of cities

Cities are raising their profile within the international energy efficiency arena. More and more cities are committed to become CO2 neutral and engage a low-carbon development transition. At COP23 in Bonn, 25 cities pledged to implement more and more ambitious actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change by 2020.

Public lighting LED retrofits with remote monitoring systems

User generated Initiative

In the city of Sonsonate, El Salvador, the public lighting upgraded its light-emitting diode (LED) technology by adding a General Electric (GE) system. This is a conjoint project between AES El Salvador, UNITAPE LATINOAMERICA and GE.

Energy and water efficient apartments

User generated Initiative

Smart Green Apartments (SGA) is a free programme provided by the City of Sydney to guide multi-apartment buildings to decrease energy and water consumption and waste outputs through free audits and information on government rebates.

Energy efficient retrofits

User generated Initiative

Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover (KEEM) is a multi-partner program that is providing energy efficiency retrofits to Knoxville’s oldest buildings.

Smart City

User generated Initiative

The city of Jakarta, in partnership with Philips Lighting, upgraded the street lighting through the Smart City initiative. The initiative sees a Smart City as “where everything is connected to enable […] citizens to live safely and more comfortably in a city that is beautiful day and night”.

The urban redevelopment of Hammarby Sjöstad

User generated Initiative

The Hammarby Sjöstad is one of the most famous success stories of development of a sustainable district.

Energy efficiency in City Buildings

User generated Initiative

In the city of Cape Town, the Energy and Climate Change Unit has implemented a project to reduce the operating costs of City buildings, saving the City money and electricity and reducing carbon emissions.

Smart LED Retrofit

User generated Initiative

The Smart LED Retrofit in Buenos Aires replaced the incandescent lighting of the whole city with smart light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs). Phillips Lighting won the project in public-bidding process.

LED street lighting

User generated Initiative

In Colombia, the City of Bucaramanga upgraded its public lighting system by installing light-emitting diode (LED) lights to improve energy efficiency in various areas of the city, including the provincial bridge Viaducto de la Novena.

South Africa: Why Unbundle Eskom?

[Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse] Pretoria -WHY UNBUNDLE ESKOM?OUTA believes that a separation of control over the two arms of electricity generation and transmission will break Eskom's stranglehold over the grid (transmission), thereby ensuring that open competition for energy generation at the l


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