Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather Than Up — 3 Reasons That’s A Problem

Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live in homes with sewer connections; less than 20 percent have access to tap water. Many houses are in slums and informal settlements at the city’s periphery. Now picture Lagos twice as big.

SunEdison Asia President Talks Solar Prices, Solar & Wind In India, Hurdles To Rooftop Solar…

This is a long time coming … and given that SunEdison has now crashed into bankruptcy and CEO Ahmad Chatila just resigned, it might have been more useful to publish earlier. Nonetheless, the points Pashupathy Gopalan, SunEdison’s President of Asia Pacific & Sub-Saharan, makes in the presentation are still relevant today. As you can see, this presentation … [continued]

Mumbai To Get Electric Buses Soon

Cities in India continue to take important initiatives to revamp the traditional polluting transportation systems. The latest initiative is to include electric buses in the public transportation fleet. Mumbai bus transportation authority BEST has announced plans to convert all CNG and diesel-powered buses into electric buses. The authority has secured … [continued]