Boundary Pushers: Electrification of cities



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Windpower Monthly

A positive consequence of fightback against carbon emissions has been the growth in clean technology. It is set to transform how we live. The CEO of MHI Vestas, Jens Tommerup, discusses the future of offshore wind.

The growth in clean technology has coincided with another long-term trend – the worldwide rise in urbanisation. Three years ago the United Nations (UN) estimated around 54% of the world’s population lived in a city. By 2050, this figure is projected to grow to 66%.

This change, along with climate change itself, heralds a major infrastructure challenge. The cities of the future will need to be powered in a very different way.