The future of the planet depends on how cities deal with the ever-growing demand for energy as well as the demand for ecological resources. Urban centers account for about 80% of the global energy demand, while also contributing to about 80% of a Nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Energy demand, economic growth and urbanization are intrinsically linked to each other.
Sustainable Energy Planning for Hubli-Dharwad is a briefing paper presenting processes, strategies and opportunities that can be adapted by Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation till the year 2030 and beyond in order to become a sustainable urban energy leader. It also provides ideas for stakeholders in the Hubli-Dharwad energy sector to implement in order to move toward a more sustainable and resilient energy future.