Cities are getting a lot of attention globally because of their high energy consumption and their potential to make significant savings. Dr. Mayarani Praharaj from the Department of Architecture, College of Engineering and Technology, provides a detailed account of some of the issues and the initiatives underway Bhubaneswar for the Daily Pioneer in Delhi and Lucknow.
Focus is on how to make cities energy-efficient
For nearly everything we produce or consume we require energy. All essentials of our life depend on energy input. Cities exert a particularly high demand of energy. A big percentage of this increasing energy demand is covered by fossil fuels, a resource that is becoming scarce and increasing in price and that is a large contributor to global warming. The fossil fuel-depended urbanisation is still expanding all over the world even though the resource of fossil fuel is being fast depleted.
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