The metro system in Santiago, Chile, will soon be powered by renewable energy starting in 2018.
The city’s system will draw power from two solar energy companies and a wind power farm to provide transportation for over 2.5 million Chileans and visitors in Santiago. According to Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, this will save 130,000 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere during the 2018 year.
As the world’s population continues to grow, and urbanization expands, more and more people will live in cities. It’s part of why building sustainable cities and communities is a Global Goal priority.
Today, 54 percent of the global population lives in cities. By 2050, this number is expected to increase to 66 percent according to the UN.
Source: Global Citizen