Can a city of over eight million really switch to renewable power? Urban Green Council’s 2020 conference, Unlocking the Grid: Getting Renewables to NYC, explored just that. Aiming to bridge the divide between skepticism and aspiration, experts across four panels discussed the advancements and impediments to NYC’s renewable future.
NYC buildings rely most heavily on fossil fuels for space heating and domestic hot water production. That means that by 2050 these two processes need to be radically reformed; our recent panel discussion focused on the possibilities for the latter.