- Cities trying to go cleaner by cutting emissions often find smart technologies –despite their huge potential benefits – challenging to implement and manage.
- At the heart of the challenge lies the need to develop holistic data solutions to support smart technologies.
- Energy clocks present an opportunity to address the gap. Energy clocks are dynamic open-access data systems which can unlock up to 12 per cent emission reduction while saving cities more than $100 billion in annual energy costs.
- Cities must align incentives on energy clocks, recalibrate administrative institutions and create viable channels to turn data into impact.