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UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

UN Social Impact Investing Initiative opens Helsinki office

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

Boston ranked top for energy efficiency

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

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.

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.

Lyft commits to help rebuild cities around people

Lyft commits to help rebuild cities around people

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

Solar-powered charging hubs roll out in the Bay Area

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

European countries partner for floating offshore wind project

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

Marines to work with San Diego on smart city applications

The two sides have signed a MoU to work together on smart technologies such as unmanned aircraft systems, renewable energy and smart streetlights
Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

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Podcast: Take off your tech goggles, with Ben Green, author of The Smart Enough City

Green offers insights into why technology is not an end in itself and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.

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