Sustainable city: CHICAGO

Chicago skyline (Aon center, surrounding skyscrapers and buildings)

CHICAGO IS - a sustainable city | The dense city center of downtown Chicago has an extensive mass transportation network with around 150 rail stations for its 8 'L' rail lines; and over 200 bus routes. Chicago Transit Authority has been able to cut its GHG emissions by...

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Putting a price on carbon

carbon tax

Carbon cap and trade/ ETS Carbon cap and trade systems are regulations in which countries, provinces, states, and even cities, set a limit (a cap) on the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions industries/ power plants can emit. (Carbon pricing plans incorporating...

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Green City Times Eye on Sustainability

Green City Times Eye on Sustainability

Green City Times articles on the latest global sustainability trends Gain insight into  sustainability, green building, urban planning, renewable energy, sustainable mass transportation, energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation policies.  6 ways to aid the world water crisis Plan for expansion of Smart Meters in the US COP21 Paris Climate Accord-...

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Carbon tax – a levy on pollution whose time has come

carbon tax

What EXACTLY IS a carbon tax? A carbon tax is a levy on industries, companies, and ultimately end-use consumers, that use fossil fuels, consume energy-intensive goods and services that depend on fossil fuel energy generation, and emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in...

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