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The future of city energy systems : Beyond minimising energy use | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

New York City’s 10-year plan to improve the energy efficiency by reducing building-based emissions 30% by 2025

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How cities can achieve 100% renewable energy : Cities for climate at COP21 in Paris | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

COP21 amplify the leadership of local governments and their important role for combating climate change.

Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]

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Cape Town could get Tesla ‘gigafactory’

Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015 Credit: Bob Tregilus

The factory would manufacture Tesla Powerwall batteries, which can store sufficient electricity to power an entire home. They are charged by solar panels.┬áSouth African-born Musk is building a $5-billion gigafactory in the Nevada desert, in the US, to produce Powerwalls. It will be […]

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Photo Essay : A journey around the world Inside Expo 2015

A photo gallery inside the Expo Milano 2015 exhibition site, where participating Countries have had the opportunity to build their own exhibition space (the Self-Built Pavilions), exhibiting their interpretation of the theme: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | After Eskom: How can South African cities power their future

Almost 8 years after the last loadshedding in South Africa, the Eskom debacle has once again dominated the national agenda and media. With the eye of the word on South Africa, how can cities start to lead and invest in new ideas, innovations and ways to power their long term future.

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FUTURE LAGOS | Why I Love Africa’s Largest City

Lagos, Nigeria’s social and cultural capital is bursting with energy. National Geographic has captured snippets of the city through the eyes of the people who call it home.

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Africa in 2015: The fastest, tallest, largest and newest

The tallest, newest, largest and fastest developments in Africa in 2015. Here are some to keep an eye on.

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Producing energy from waste treatment

Aquest Colsen technologies have ambitious goals of making waste water treatment plants into energy producers, reducing dependence of cities on energy suppliers.

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Bold City: Why the future is electric

Andy Le May presented on the possibility and the viability of a transport future dominated by electric vehicles at our previous Bold City mini-conference. The long standing and dominant issue with electric vehicles is in how to repower electric vehicles or EV.