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Does Urban Living Reduce Energy Use?

The claim by Edward Glaeser and others that cities make us greener has been verified for the Netherlands, based on empirical data available on a detailed level. When considering ‘greener’ to mean using less domestic energy, urban areas seem to be more energy-efficient than...

Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks

In December 2015 in Paris, leaders committed to achieve global, net decarbonization of human activities before 2100. This achievement would halt and even reverse anthropogenic climate change through the net removal of carbon from the atmosphere. However, the Paris documents...