Free from the politics of nations, cities are showing the way in smart energy solutions from the ground up.
The mayor of Bristol, England is pretty frank about the pitfalls of trying to talk his people out of driving their cars to work.
“I’ve learned a lot of new swear words in this job,” says George Ferguson.
…Despite the detractors, Ferguson’s lead-by-example approach, coupled with other carrot-and-stick measures undertaken by the city, appear to be resonating. More people are cycling. Carbon emissions are dropping.
Although it is still the most congested city in the UK, Bristol was named Europe’s Green Capital for 2015, based as much on its potential as its initiatives to become greener.
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