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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.
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.
Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding
18 Sep 2020
Riding Sunbeams will use the investment to develop a pipeline of new renewable energy projects in South East England and the Valleys in South Wales.
AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced
15 Sep 2020
The 11 start-ups chosen are committed to tackling common urban challenges in areas such as air quality, carbon emissions, digital inclusion and congestion.
Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved
07 Sep 2020
The Finnish city’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990 and the remaining 20 per cent will be offset.
Pilot-project for peer-to-peer energy trading launches in Singapore
20 Aug 2020
The year-long pilot project has a near-term goal of deploying peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading capabilities for residential and business clients of Senoko Energy.
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.
London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy
20 Jul 2020
Sadiq Khan wants to change the way the Transport for London tube network is supplied with electricity and make the move towards a greater use of renewable energy.
Masdar and Uzbekistan announce utility-scale solar PPP project
31 Oct 2019
The renewable energy company won the bid to develop the 100-megawatt utility-scale solar plant in the Navoi region of the country under the Scaling Solar programme.
UMass signs deal for campus solar energy project
30 Sep 2019
University of Massachusetts will generate and store renewable energy to be used when electricity costs are highest so reducing the campus’s grid dependence and energy spending.
San Diego progresses green energy transition
23 Sep 2019
The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.
World's northernmost energy-positive building unveiled
06 Sep 2019
Powerhouse Brattørkaia aims to set a new standard for the construction of buildings by producing more energy than it consumes over its lifespan
Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet
03 Sep 2019
The UK council, which has set a goal of being carbon neutral, is partnering with E-Flex, a demonstration project led by Cisco.
Rust could be a new source of renewable energy, scientists say
29 Aug 2019
Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by flowing water over extremely thin layers of rust.
UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office
12 Aug 2019
The global initiative supports Helsinki’s goal of achieving a more significant role for cities in implementing the sustainable development goals.
Boston ranked top for energy efficiency
29 Jul 2019
In the 2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard, the city earned the highest score for its building policies and a perfect score for its energy efficiency outreach and programmes.
UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now
11 Jul 2019
The Committee on Climate Change’s new progress report reveals that the UK Government has delivered just one of 25 critical policies to lower emissions in the past year.
Floating wind platforms "on the verge of lift-off"
25 Jun 2019
Floating wind platforms will begin to deliver “multiple gigawatts” of electrical power within the next five years, racing to almost 20 GW of capacity by 2030, says report.
LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year
10 Apr 2019
Environment America Research & Policy Centre’s annual report also reveals that solar power has doubled in most major cities over the past six years.
£102.5 million demonstrator programme aims to jump-start UK's energy revolution
04 Apr 2019
Four demonstrator projects have been chosen, which aim to show how businesses can develop local smart energy approaches at scale and create better outcomes for consumers.
Lyft commits to help rebuild cities around people
01 Apr 2019
Through its City Works programme, the ride-sharing company will invest $50 million or 1 per cent of profits in locally-driven transportation or other initiatives.
Solar-powered charging hubs roll out in the Bay Area
26 Mar 2019
ChargeWheel has secured investment to build a network of its energy trailers aimed at micro-mobility fleets and electric vehicles.
European countries partner for floating offshore wind project
20 Mar 2019
The €31 million project aims to demonstrate survivability and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind technology.
Marines to work with San Diego on smart city applications
27 Feb 2019
The two sides have signed a MoU to work together on smart technologies such as unmanned aircraft systems, renewable energy and smart streetlights
07 May 2021
Cities look to climate-friendly greenbacks to fund smart projects
With technology set to play a key part in the global recovery from the pandemic, we explore evolving funding methods that are helping cash-strapped cities get smart.
The road ahead for machine learning
Rebuilding green: Analysing the Biden infrastructure plan
Advancing adoption of digital twin technology
OnDemand Webinar: Kyoto: the Japanese start-up community powering the future of smart cities
eBook: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World
Watch: Cloudera and IBM Storage discuss how cities can unlock the true value of their data
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