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Vertical Aerospace test-flies electric air taxi

Vertical Aerospace test-flies electric air taxi

The aircraft was built to test new technologies and systems for integration into Vertical Aerospace’s upcoming passenger model, due to be unveiled next year.

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi presents future train station concept, including robots and real-time service adjustments

Hitachi envisions AI-enabled robots transforming passenger experience.

Report highlghts three 'transformative' areas for city climate action

Report highlghts three 'transformative' areas for city climate action

According to the World Resources Institute, cities should incorporate climate risks into planning and focus on nature-based solutions.

Policy review into local energy markets highlights benefits and risks

Policy review into local energy markets highlights benefits and risks

LEMs coordinate the generation, supply, storage, transport, and consumption of energy from decentralised energy resources within a confined geographical area.

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

Smart technologies trigger virtuous circle of economic growth in cities

By using these technologies to transform and interconnect their urban ecosystem, government leaders aim to deliver a myriad of benefits to their stakeholders.

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Sustainability officers must put in place new models and encourage the continuous reuse of materials to minimise waste and the demand for additional natural resource consumption.

UMass signs deal for campus solar energy project

UMass signs deal for campus solar energy project

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.

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

Deerfield Beach launches city-wide energy efficiency project

The Florida city will work with Siemens on a 17-year infrastructure improvement project which will also increase the use of alternative energy sources.

EV charge point operators team for single subscription access

EV charge point operators team for single subscription access

The agreement will mean electric vehicle drivers in the UK only require a single subscription to access public charging stations operated by any of the providers.

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

Mayor calls upon national governments to join cities in climate action

At the conclusion of the UN Climate Action Summit, chair of C40 and mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, urged all nation states to step up and commit to science-based targets.