City trapped in a solar oven

July 2014
Down to Earth;7/16/2014, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p46
The article examines the increasing demand for electricity in Delhi, India as of July 2014 which is attributed to climate-incompatible buildings. The architecture of modern buildings in Delhi reportedly increases energy consumption and does not allow heat to dissipate after the sunset, creating temperature hot spots. Other topics include the installation of airconditioning units, changes in the energy consumption trends, and the power crisis in Japan.


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