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Cities reducing their greenhouse gas emissions

Kennedy, C., Demoullin, S. and Mohareb, E. (2012) Cities reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Policy, 49. pp. 774-777. ISSN 0301-4215

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2012.07.030

Abstract/Summary

The study asks how well are cities doing in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Data from six cities with repeat GHG emission inventories for the period 2004–2009 is examined: Berlin, Boston, Greater Toronto, London, New York City and Seattle. All of the cities are reducing their per capita GHG emissions, primarily through changes to stationary combustion. On average the cities are reducing per capita emissions by 0.27 t CO2e/capita per year; this is about the same average rate as the cities nation states, although the cities are reducing emissions faster in percentage terms.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of the Built Environment > Construction Management and Engineering > Innovative and Sustainable Technologies
ID Code:44987
Publisher:Elsevier

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