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Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

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.

Engenie begins roll-out of EV chargers in Cardiff

Engenie begins roll-out of EV chargers in Cardiff

The company will install 12 rapid charging points across the Welsh capital in 2020, powered by renewable energy and compatible with every EV on the market.

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

To further its environmental efforts, the city has also purchased 95,000 renewable energy credits to reduce its reliance on electricity and natural gas.

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

City Lights: Mark Patton. Vice President, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Mark Patton, vice president, Smart Cities, Columbus Partnership, about the Ohio city’s journey so far.

Coast and DG Cities form autonomous collaboration

Coast and DG Cities form autonomous collaboration

The US self-driving technology company and UK urban innovation specialist will provide design and implementation services to help transform cities with connected and autonomous vehicles.

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

London and Los Angeles team to tackle critical transport challenges

The cities’ mayors have signed an agreement to become Innovator Cities, enabling them to share best practice, ideas and pioneering solutions to solve global transport problems.

Charge and lock station aims to solve scooter share problems

Charge and lock station aims to solve scooter share problems

Metro Mobility’s ChargeLock station features a patent pending cable design that incorporates charging and locking in a single connector.

Milton Keynes launches ride-sharing trial

Milton Keynes launches ride-sharing trial

Trial will help the council understand whether shared ride services could complement Milton Keynes’ bus network as part of its review later this year.

Saudi Neom megacity plans world-first ‘solar dome’ desalination plant

Saudi Neom megacity plans world-first ‘solar dome’ desalination plant

It is claimed that the technology generates no carbon emissions, produces less brine than facilities using conventional reverse osmosis technology and will process drinking water more cheaply than traditional plants.

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

Charging infrastructure development must catch up if the UK’s smart transport system and carbon reduction ambitions are to be realised, says Thomas Newby, chief operating officer of Tonik Energy.