Carbon Free Group Co-founder and North American Chairman Jae Mather was a guest speaker at the World Cities Congress in Istanbul this month. The congress, held at the Yenikapi Eurasia Exhibition Centre is one of the leading global events of its kind and this year addressed 'Smart City solutions to make the future more livable, sustainable and productive.'
Speaking on the energy panel on the final day of the event, Jae's talk focused on the substantial impact that the development of renewable energy has had in British Columbia and highlighted how the expansion of over 100 small (under 200 MW) run-of-river hydro, wind and solar plants and facilities is making British Columbia's grid one of the cleanest in the world. This transition is demonstrated by the fact that in 2005 almost 18% of British Columbia’s energy was imported, while today the province is an exporter.
The World Cities Congress is held over 3 days and features over 64 speakers from 12 countries, over 250 exhibitors and in excess of 7000 local and international visitors.
Jae commented: "The event brought together leaders from around the world who are actively solving the sustainability challenges in smart cities. It was an inspirational gathering, truly showing how cities are walking the walk."
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:58