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Hitachi Rail announces plans to test battery-powered long-distance trains
15 Dec 2020
Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have signed an exclusive agreement aimed at bringing battery power and fuel savings of 20 per cent to the GWR passenger service between London and Penzance.
Denver’s RTD teams with Lyft on mobile fare payment
07 Dec 2020
Launch of mobile ticketing solution for RTD public transit makes customers in the Denver Metro region the first to be able to purchase tickets to ride local buses and trains through the Lyft app.
Christchurch launches electric bike hire trial with Lime
24 Nov 2020
The council wants to investigate how a shared e-bike service might fit into the transport network in the long-term in the New Zealand city.
Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan
23 Nov 2020
The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.
Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time
20 Nov 2020
EnergyTag, which brings together major names in the technology and energy sector, is developing an industry standard to deliver hourly certificates showing users where energy is coming from.
Momentum builds behind a hydrogen-driven economy
11 Nov 2020
According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, hydrogen production will double by 2030 as the world advances towards a sustainable energy economy and countries battle climate change.
Waiheke Island rolls out Auckland's first electric bus fleet
10 Nov 2020
As part of the Low Emissions Roadmap, Auckland Transport plans to only procure low emission buses from 2025 and have a full low emission fleet by 2040.
City of Medford upgrades more than 7,000 streetlights
28 Oct 2020
Improvements are being financed by a low-interest loan and include converting all city- and utility-owned streetlights, as well as additional park and parking lot locations.
Cityzenith to donate digital twin platform to key cities
28 Sep 2020
The technology provider is launching the Clean Cities – Clean Future campaign to help the world’s most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral.
Spin sets carbon negative sustainability goal by 2025
05 Aug 2020
The Ford micro-mobility company will seek to achieve sustainability goals through a combination of electrifying operations, renewable power and “aggressive mode” shift away from private automobiles.
New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation
11 Mar 2020
The request for information aims to pave the way for the US state to create a green financing mechanism that effectively channels public and private funding to achieve its clean energy goals.
Manchester unveils five-year climate action plan
03 Mar 2020
The plan will sit alongside a citywide Climate Change Framework which sets out how the city as a whole can reach the agreed target of becoming zero carbon by 2038.
City of Fremont launches autonomous shuttle service for employees
28 Feb 2020
The service, provided by Pony.ai, is part of Fremont’s drive to decrease single-driver commuting and has the potential to expand beyond city employees in the future.
Liverpool invests £3.4 million in eco-friendly refuse vehicles
25 Feb 2020
The new compressed natural gas vehicles are part of a drive to help reach a target of recycling more than 55 per cent of waste across the city.
Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations
21 Feb 2020
A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.
Consumers demand low-carbon housing
31 Oct 2019
A YouGov poll shows that the majority of residents believe local authorities should deny building requests for buildings built with a high-carbon footprint.
Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets
29 Oct 2019
The city has launched the first of 10 projects that aim to lower neighbourhood temperatures and advance the goals of the LA mayor’s Green New Deal.
Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint
16 Oct 2019
The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.
NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits
04 Oct 2019
A deep energy retrofit aims to achieve a 50 per cent or greater reduction in building energy usage and can reduce carbon emissions 30 per cent or more.
Columbus: first US city to meet ozone compliance rules
27 Aug 2019
Several federal regulations pertaining to fuel and motor vehicle emission standards decreased emissions to help the area achieve the standard.
Pittsburgh calculates environmental and economic impact of its infrastructure
03 Jul 2019
The US city is using the Siemens City Performance Tool to identify a technology roadmap to help it reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.
Sydney stages first trial of green road
17 Jun 2019
The Australian city has replaced a section of roadway in Alexandria with geopolymer concrete made from fly ash and blast furnace slag.
UK legislates for a net zero target by 2050
13 Jun 2019
The UK becomes the first G7 country to enshrine the target in law and a youth steering group is being set up to give young people a chance to shape climate policy.
London launches its first ever climate action week
03 Jun 2019
Taking place from 1-8 July, it will bring together the UK capital’s world-leading climate expertise and talent from across business, NGO and cultural sectors
25 Feb 2021
How consumer tech is making Stockholm run more smoothly
Smartphones are proving to be an unusual but effective tool in improving the quality of roads in Sweden.
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Think tank: City life on Mars? Creating human centred communities in space and beyond
Beyond the pandemic: the technology that will remain part of our smart cities
White Paper: Edge computing and AI - the foundations of the best in class smart city
Insight Report: Distributed Acoustic Sensors and the Smart Cities of the Future
Research Report: How smart is your office?
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