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Pedal power by New Latin America

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Congratulations! Your proposal, Pedal power in the Urban Energy Efficiency contest, has been selected to advance to the Finalists round.

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All winners will be announced the week after the voting period ends, on September 12, 2015 at midnight Eastern Time.

Both Judges Choice and Popular Choice will receive a special invitation to attend selected sessions at MIT’s SOLVE conference and present their proposals before key constituents in a workshop the next day, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. A few select Climate CoLab winners will join distinguished SOLVE attendees in a highly collaborative problem-solving session. Some contests have additional prizes given by the contest sponsor.

Thank you for your work on this very important issue. We’re proud of your proposal, and we hope that you are too. Again, congratulations!



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Additional Comments:

1)The WHO has set the standard water consumption per person to 50 litres per person per day (l/p/d)yet the developed world consumes 305 l/p/d and the developing world 34 - 65 l/p/d. https://improveinternational.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/how-much-water-is-enough-determining-realistic-water-use-in-developing-countries/ Fortunately the developed world has developed ways to achieve an urban lifestyle without an equal requirement of water consumption per capita. Unfortunately this technologies such as aerating tapes, low water volume toilets and grey water recycling are still being denied the developed world. Statistics have shown that with increased supply of water there is a corresponding increase in the consumption. A family that had to get water from a communal bore hole would have a marked increase in consumption when they where served with single tap within their compound. As much as you are looking to bring water closer to the people you need to look at how to mitigate against the expected increase in consumption.

2)This proposal has merit if the situation on the ground has been described correctly. If water use is unmetered until post-metered, it is likely to be wasted. Moving to pre-paid clarifies the feedback and will definitely result in less water use. And I agree it might be more useful in finding leaks. While the carbon savings from more limited electric pump use is certain, the benefit might be small as compared with the value of preservation of possible scarce water.

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SUBJECT: Your proposal has been selected as a Semi-Finalist!

Congratulations! Your proposal, Pedal power in the Urban Energy Efficiency] contest, has been selected to advance to the Semi-Finalists round.

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At the revision deadline listed below, your proposal will be locked and considered in final form. The Judges will undergo another round of evaluation to ensure that Semi-Finalist proposals have addressed the feedback given, and select which proposals will continue to the Finalists round. Finalists are eligible for the contest’s Judges Choice award, as well as for public voting to select the contest’s Popular Choice award.

Thank you for your great work and again, congratulations!



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Judges' Comments

Although not a new idea, the scale of the project is huge compared to what exist in other citiesNew Latin America has a well thought out presentation throughout the various stages with supporting facts and figures among other things. The focus on La Paz and the starting point (city) and the reasons outlined for choosing this city makes the project unique. However, I will suggest that a clear ownership structures determined. It should be a collaborative venture between the government and private investment. The nature of the project would require government policies for its city-wide implementation. Suggested medium and long term deployment strategies are considered laudable. The project would in effect encourage developers and building owners to provide bicycle parking and rest (wash) room facilities in their buildings for users commuting to work etc. on bicycles.

Why not build in a phone charger onto the bicycle, the person will then use a cleaner energy source thus reducing the need for grid power.

Well articulated proposal, with some serious effort at quantifying impact on GHG emission réductions and other benefits. Good cost-benefit analysis. Well presented

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