Urban Insight

Urban Energy

Citizens of Europe need energy to move around, be safe and to live their daily lives. As cities expand, so does the demand for energy. Urban energy is required for everything from providing citizens with water, heating and cooling, to other community functions such as powering homes, electrical vehicles, traffic control systems and communications. Countless changes in the way people, cities and industries use energy, putting pressure on cities, citizens and the environment and, also influencing the way we develop urban areas. The theme Urban Energy, describing various facets of sustainable urban development about energy usage, renewable energy and energy efficiency – with future challenges and opportunities in the new energy landscape. We explore how citizens view and use energy in urban areas and how local circumstances can be improved to create more liveable, sustainable and mobile cities and communities.

Is it possible to run solely on renewable energy sources? Costa Rica has run on 100% renewable energy for 300 days.
Just one wind turbine can generate enough electricity to power 1,400 homes. Wind energy is a limitless renewable resource: regardless how much is used today, there will be more available tomorrow.
13% of the global population still lacks access to modern, reliable electricity supply.
The amount of sunlight the Earth receives in one hour could meet the world’s energy demands for an entire year.
Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, now generate almost a third of the UK’s electricity.
Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60 per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the world’s biggest blackouts occurred in 2012, when a massive power outage across northern and eastern India left half the country and 600 million people without power.
Is it possible to run solely on renewable energy sources? Costa Rica has run on 100% renewable energy for 300 days.
Just one wind turbine can generate enough electricity to power 1,400 homes. Wind energy is a limitless renewable resource: regardless how much is used today, there will be more available tomorrow.

Contact

Lars Torstensson
Chief Communication Officer Sweco Group lars.torstensson@sweco.se+46702734879
Clare Day
Project Manager Sweco UKclare.day@sweco.co.uk
Bartosz Dowojna
Project Manager Sweco Polandbartosz.dowojna@sweco.pl+48 532859220
Stephan Landau
Project Manager Sweco Germanystephan.landau@sweco-gmbh.de+49 4212032764
Fieke van Leest
Project Manager Sweco NetherlandsFieke.vanleest@sweco.nl+31 651255764
Mikael af Ekenstam
Project Manager Sweco Norwaymikael.af.ekenstam@sweco.no+47 90630082
Heini Jokinen
Project manager Sweco Finlandheini.jokinen@sweco.fi+358407180063
Camilla Jo Luiting
Project Manager Sweco Denmarkcamillajo.luiting@sweco.dk
Guy Bourdet
Project Manager Sweco Belgiumguy.bourdet@swecobelgium.be