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London ranked UK's greenest city
07 May 2021
The high ratio of green spaces per 10,000 of the population, and availability of electric vehicle charging stations contributed to London’s leading position.
Chicago mayor announces plans for a green recovery
27 Apr 2021
Lori Lightfoot is advancing four strategies that aim to help Chicago achieve its 2025 and 2035 clean energy targets as well as maximise local benefits to communities.
Could mass IoT deployment be key driver of sustainability?
21 Apr 2021
Report sets out to explore the impact that new and emerging technologies will have on electricity, fuel and water usage, CO2 emissions, and e-waste.
Zero-energy office building that adapts to the climate opened in Switzerland
13 Apr 2021
Built using mainly renewable and reusable materials, Sonova claims the centre operates carbon-neutrally and requires hardly any building services installations.
Green investment by Canadian cities could create three million jobs
12 Apr 2021
Analysis by C40 Cities highlights the economic and health benefits for Canadians of investing in city-led efforts to secure a green and just recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
UK train station harvests kinetic energy from commuters’ footsteps
08 Apr 2021
The project at Leighton Buzzard station aims to show how untapped footfall energy at transport hubs represents a real opportunity to provide sustainable energy sources.
Solar projects advance Rhode Island's renewable energy resources
23 Mar 2021
Clean tech integrator Ameresco has achieved commercial operation at its site in Tiverton and mechanical completion at its location in Cumberland in the New England state.
Phase one of $45m Renew Boston Trust initiative completed
10 Mar 2021
Solar canopy at Boston Police Headquarters completes the first round of energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades across City of Boston buildings.
Eindhoven social housing development integrates a vertical forest
08 Mar 2021
Trudo’s social housing project aims to bring together modern design, renewable energy and advanced IoT technology, demonstrating the latest trends in smart urban residential development.
Carbon farmers help to lower Sydney's inner city emissions
08 Mar 2021
The City of Sydney is buying 1,800 Australian Carbon Credit Units from Indigenous carbon farmers, following an agreement with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.
European solar initiative aims to accelerate the climate agenda
25 Feb 2021
The European Solar Initiative aims to re-develop a strong PV manufacturing industry, which will capture the additional 20GW of annual solar demand forecasted in Europe for the next decade.
European cities reach €250m investment milestone in smart tech programme
10 Feb 2021
London, Lisbon, Milan, Bordeaux, Burgas and Warsaw have triggered the investment as part of the major international smart cities programme, Sharing Cities.
City of Adelaide achieves carbon neutral target
09 Feb 2021
As well as delivering on its target for its business operations to be carbon neutral by 2020, set in 2008, the city council has increased efficiency and reduced costs.
Amazon reveals “nature-infused” HQ2 in Arlington
08 Feb 2021
Designed by architecture firm NBBJ, PenPlace will unite 2.8 million square feet of offices, public gathering areas and street-front retail that seek to create a healthier workforce and community.
BT helps UK public sector transform to net zero
27 Jan 2021
It is working with two tech scale-ups to develop products and services in the areas of environmental monitoring and smart buildings to help public sector customers drive a green recovery.
Companies commit to 100MW hydrogen project in Hamburg
25 Jan 2021
Shell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Vattenfall and Wärme Hamburg aim to convert the Moorburg coal-fired power plant to jointly produce hydrogen from wind and solar power for use locally.
Low carbon innovation centre established for Metro Vancouver region
22 Jan 2021
The centre will be established by Simon Fraser University’s Renewable Cities programme and aims to accelerate urban climate solutions through research, capacity building and financial tools.
Nottingham uses open source tech to develop intelligent energy system
19 Jan 2021
The data management platform will help managers maximise the use of locally generated renewable energy and cut carbon emissions as well as reduce costs associated with charging EVs.
Low-cost renewables expected to dominate power market by 2030
14 Jan 2021
McKinsey report predicts fossil fuels will never return to pre-pandemic growth curve and behavioural shifts due to coronavirus are minor compared to long-term shifts such as decreasing car ownership.
Smart grid specialist partners in UK energy capacity project
11 Jan 2021
Smarter Grid Solutions will help implement Electricity North West’s Quest energy project, which aims to free up network capacity for more than 2GW of clean energy assets in the UK.
Helsinki expands smart city innovation project to new districts
08 Jan 2021
A number of development projects will be launched in Malmi, Pasila, Mellunkylä and Malminkartano-Kannelmäki, in which residents will also be invited to participate.
Multi-modal terminal aims to improve mobility in Washington region
07 Jan 2021
The Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal is the state’s first new ferry terminal for 40 years and incorporates the cultural influence of the Pacific Northwest’s native people.
New urban use cases to propel cities' rapid uptake of digital twins
06 Jan 2021
Key factors behind the growth of digital twins include Covid-19 requirements in terms of achieving increased resilience levels and optimised asset and demand-response resource management.
UK port cuts carbon emissions by 700 tonnes in 12 months
05 Jan 2021
The Port of Tyne in the north-east of England has been assessing current and future energy requirements in line with Tyne 2050’s roadmaps for it to become carbon neutral by 2030, and all-electric by 2040.
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