Energy related implications for clean, livable, and smart Kabul A policy recommendation for the energy sector and urban sector of Afghanistan

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Najib Rahman Sabory
Mir Sayed Shah Danish
Tomonobu Senjyu


Cities are predicted to host 80 % of the populations by 2050 condiering the current urbanization rate. It is inevitable. No choice is left to us but to keep our cities clean and livable. Efficient use of energy is tightly linked with the smart cities. Looking at the technology development trends and the extensive need for efficient use of energy, cities must be transforming to smart ones in order to keep them clean and livable for this and generations to come. Kabul city population has been growing so rapidly and also expanding widely to its outskirts in the last two decades. Environmental footprints has been so significant and diverse. One of the critical issue with Kabul city has been the access to clean and abundant sources of Energy. At the same time, lack of a  master plan for its future has made this city in the danger of become empty from the habitants in few decades. This is very important to draw future now. Develop a new vision for our cities that is meeting the requirements of future. Kabul city needs one badly. One important area of a city to be discussed is its energy demand, supply and consumption. In this research, energy demand, sustainable sources of energy supply and consumption is thoroughly discussed. Based on our key assumption, livable and clean Kabul, all the other parameters are analyzed and suggested. In specific, we have discussed the energy demand for electricity, heating and cooling of buildings, …

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Sabory, N. R. ., Danish, M. S. S. and Senjyu, T. (2020) “Energy related implications for clean, livable, and smart Kabul: A policy recommendation for the energy sector and urban sector of Afghanistan ”, Journal of Sustainable Energy Revolution. Okinawa, Japan, 1(1), pp. 16-19. doi: 10.37357/1068/jser.1.1.03.
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