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Striving for efficiency in energy production, distribution and consumption: Shift to renewable energy sources


This theme is part of
GDRC's FEWW Nexus

Current patterns of energy use (especially based on fossil-based fuels) raise serious concerns for three reasons - the finite natural reserves of such energy; its detrimental effects on the global environment and the threat to long term sustainability. There is a legal and moral obligation to create an energy use pattern that ensures energy efficiency, protects environmental integrity, and maintains and enhances the strength of our local economy. These pages focus on energy for cities, particularly alternative and sustainable sources of energy.


Sustainable energy policies need to incorporate
the entire continuum of issues:
of production, use and discharge of energy.

Sustainable Energy for All
With more than one and a half billion people in developing countries living without electricity, and millions more unable to afford energy, the United Nations declared 2012 the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, with a message to world governments to do more to ensure energy access for all and protect the environment through the sustainable delivery of energy.

Since then, activities were consolidated into a global partnership between the United Nations and World Bank, called the "Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL)"

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Alternative and Renewable Energy

Solar Energy

Wind Energy

Wave Energy

Hydro Energy

Bio Energy

Geothermal Energy


GDRC is a member of
International Network for Sustainable Energy (INforSE)      and     

Do you have any suggestions or additions to make on the above information? Please send an email to Hari Srinivas at hsrinivas@gdrc.org

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