What are the Strategic Energy Needs of Cities
What is the Role of Ministry
What Makes a City Sustainable
Environment and Waste Management
5% of Denmark’s energy stock is provided by waste. 35% of Vienna’s residences are heated by waste-to-energy. The cooling of the Vienna state hospital is provided by the reverse osmosis method from the garbage. Therefore, if cities can manage their waste management properly, planned, and sustainably, they can meet the energy demands of their countries as in Denmark.
30-40% of the energy needs of the cities is the energy consumed by the movement of vehicles in traffic. If we can move people living in the city to use rather than vehicles, for instance, bicycle, pedestrian, public transportation systems, the energy used in traffic can decrease.
Ministries should explain their strategic decisions concerning their societies with the simplest methods to be understood by their citizens. These methods should encourage the citizens to adopt, understand, and implement these strategic decisions. For instance; sorting garbage, increasing walking distances and energy efficiency, etc.