With the United Nations’ COP21 climate talks underway in Paris, cities around the world and the utilities that serve them have a new sense of urgency driving efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change. Key to this goal of greater sustainability is the projection from the UN that by 2050, the urban portion of the world’s population is expected to increase to 66 percent, holding approximately 2.5 billion people.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.