Clean energy and urban design: EU Energy Day
The latest EU Energy Day took place at EXPO 2017 on 24 July, and included three discussion sessions for energy stakeholders from all over the world. The second was all about clean energy solutions for cities.
The session looked at all aspects of designing cities that make the fullest possible use of clean energy. Speakers focused on topics including how to dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly way and the use of 3D modelling to plan the use of clean energy technologies in urban design. The discussion also focused on sources of finance for clean energy projects in cities, and on the role of the Covenant of Mayors, a global initiative that brings together local and regional authorities to meet climate and energy targets.