John J. Berger, Amsterdam Mobilizes for a Clean, Prosperous Future, The Solutions Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2017, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/amsterdam-mobilizes-clean-prosperous-future/) Abstract: Amsterdam has ambitious aspirations to slash its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), phase out fossil fuels, and usher in a clean energy future. The city’s sustainability vision is panoramic in scope, encompassing the management of public space as well as how energy, water, and material resources can be used more efficiently. City leaders are convinced that the same steps that Amsterdam must take to reduce and ultimately eliminate fossil fuels will also improve air quality, reduce traffic, make buildings more comfortable, and render the workforce more productive, all while saving citizens money. As its leaders are drawn toward a vision of Amsterdam as a clean, prosperous, and sustainable city, they are also motivated by a desire to avoid the problems that fossil fuel dependency entail. These include air and water pollution, price volatility, and limited fuel reserves, hence the looming threat of eventual fuel shortages and price increases. The Netherlands has been … Topics: Energy; Governance; Sustainability; Technology; Urbanization