Les TAGER en Afrique

L’Afrique fait face à une crise énergétique : la capacité de production actuelle n’arrive pas à satisfaire la demande croissante en électricité. L’électricité qui est nécessaire pour alimenter et faire croître l’économie, favoriser le développement local et s’attaquer au problème de la pauvreté urbaine et rurale n’existe tout simplement pas. En outre, les sources traditionnelles ne sont plus fiables, elles sont devenues inabordables d’un point de vue prix ou de plus en plus rédhibitoires.

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July 3, 2014   No Comments

100 % Renewable Power in San Francisco, US

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Maximizing San Francisco’s high solar potential

This is the fourth in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

In 2010 the mayor of San Francisco, US announced a 100 % renewable electricity target to be achieved within ten years. The target – building on the 51% Renewable Portfolio Standard set in 2007 for 2017 – can be seen as one instrument to fulfil the Climate Change Goals Ordinance, adopted in 2008, which set high greehouse gas reduction targets. While the ordinance only stipulates greenhouse gas-free electrictiy production by 2013, the 100% goes one step further.

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June 12, 2014   No Comments

Regenerative urban development in practice: Renewable Wilhelmsburg

Energy Hill Georgswerder, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg © IBA Hamburg

Energy Hill Georgswerder, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg © IBA Hamburg

This is the first in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

The districts of Wilhelmsburg and Veddel are located on the Elbe Islands in Hamburg, Germany and have historically been on the social outskirts of the city. Deciding that this formerly industrial area was ripe for redevelopment, the city framed its new urban development as an International Building Exhibition (IBA). [Read more →]

May 19, 2014   1 Comment