Smart Cities News

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

In the heart of the [smart] city, home is where the heart is

A home should not be a bubble in the smart city, but part of the connected fabric for better living and quality of life, says Phil Brunkard, Republic of Things.

PGE rolls out smart grid testbed in Oregon

PGE rolls out smart grid testbed in Oregon

Portland General Electric is building a roadmap to a “virtual power plant” that is powered by customer devices and behaviours rather than traditional generation.

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Cyber-attacks on London grid could cost up to £111m daily

Electricity networks are proving to be a point of failure which many people previously thought impermeable, highlights a new research study.

Programme aims to certify quality of life initiatives

Programme aims to certify quality of life initiatives

Renault is working with EIT InnoEnergy to assess the impact of its FeliZiudad platform to make cities, towns, and neighbourhoods more sustainable and happier places to live.

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

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.

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.

US Senate introduces legislation for National Climate Bank

US Senate introduces legislation for National Climate Bank

The institution will be capitalised with $35 billion in federal funds and will drive public and private investment in clean energy technologies and infrastructure.

Bank extends its green finance options for UK businesses

Bank extends its green finance options for UK businesses

HSBC UK Commercial Bank is helping companies meet their environmental and sustainability goals with a new green finance proposition.

Why smart cities need smart buildings

Why smart cities need smart buildings

As the two ecosystems evolve, they will have ample opportunity to feed off each other, says Thomas Seiler, CEO at u-blox.

Taoyuan named Intellligent Community of the Year

Taoyuan named Intellligent Community of the Year

The Taiwanese city was chosen after a year-long evaluation that includes quantitative analysis of extensive data as well as a site visit.