Cities occupy approximately 2% of the world territory but account for 70% of the greenhouse emissions and consume almost two thirds of the world’s produced energy. The city can reduce the negative footprint by transitioning to renewable energy or investing in smart grids. Smart grids cut energy waste and give the consumer a chance to enter the energy market through self-supplying (renewable) energy and rerouting the excesses to the city gird. Smart energy helps cut down energy losses, use energy efficiently and reduce the negative effects on the environment.
What is the role of renewable energy in the energy systems of the future?
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What benefits are there for the consumers?
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Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Gasan Gasangadzhiev, Head, Department of Housing and Communal Services of Moscow
Sergei Sivaev, Director, Center for Urban Studies, Skolkovo
Kristina Haverkamp, Managing Director, dena
Leen Govaerts, VITO Expert on Smart Cities
Oleg Shutkin, Deputy CEO, group of companies “Hevel”