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SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

Innovations include using data from end-users to create new services and business models and user-centric approaches that help to reduce fuel poverty.

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

Mayors warn that Covid stimulus funds must be directed at a green recovery

In a statement released today, the C40 Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force warned that a “high-carbon recovery” will accelerate climate breakdown, endanger public health, cost lives and sacrifice jobs.

Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability

Scottish Water taps into citizens' thirst for sustainability

A network of public drinking water top-up taps installed by Scottish Water across Scotland has saved the equivalent of 250,000 plastic bottles and is being expanded to 70 more locations.

Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality

Wildpoldsried will be the focus for the demo phase of a research project by Siemens, the regional utility Allgäuer Überlandwerk and partners to help develop a local energy marketplace.

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Barcelona-based start-up Bioo has developed a unique way of generating electricity from plants’ photosynthesis that doesn’t damage them and is 100 per cent renewable.

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

Canada's utility pole infrastructure to be upgraded to smart city green poles

As part of the urban infrastructure agreement between Nokia and Greener Acres Canada, smart city green poles will be produced from nearly 50,000 tons of e-waste collected annually in Ontario.