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Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

Pilot project pioneers solar-powered rail

If successful, the demonstrator project will prove that solar can safely bypass the grid to provide a direct supply of energy to UK railways’ traction systems.

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.

Floating wind platforms "on the verge of lift-off"

Floating wind platforms "on the verge of lift-off"

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.

UK announces £30 million fund to fuel energy innovation

UK announces £30 million fund to fuel energy innovation

UK Research and Innovation has issued a call to innovators and entrepreneurs for smart energy ideas that will help to kick start an industry.

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime and Octopus team for a greener London

Lime warehouses, which charge Lime-E electric assist bike batteries, are being powered by clean and renewable energy in the UK capital.

UK architectural firm claims global sustainability first

UK architectural firm claims global sustainability first

Bennetts Associates has become the first practice in the world to achieve approved Science Based Targets and commit to the UN’s Climate Neutral campaign.

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

LA shines brightest in US solar ranking for the second year

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

£102.5 million demonstrator programme aims to jump-start UK's energy revolution

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.

European countries partner for floating offshore wind project

European countries partner for floating offshore wind project

The €31 million project aims to demonstrate survivability and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind technology.

Could HS2 provide green energy to homes?

Could HS2 provide green energy to homes?

Engineers developing the HS2 super-hub at Old Oak Common in London are proposing plans to tap heat from the brakes of trains to heat water and power central heating.
Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

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Mind the gap: Southwark's innovative approach to expanding connectivity

Ahead of her participation at Smart IoT Connect, Davina Fell, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager, Southwark Council, talks to Sarah Wray about councils’ connectivity challenges – and opportunities.

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