In 2050, more than 65 percent of the world’s population will live in cities, according to the United Nations. Increased urbanization and growth of the middle class, particularly in China and India, will help drive global energy demand higher even with significant efficiency gains, as outlined in the ExxonMobil 2017 Outlook for Energy. The push for greater energy efficiency is already well underway with city governments implementing innovative sustainable solutions that are transforming city life.

Five trends in creating energy-efficient cities


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