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Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.

Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time

Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time

EnergyTag, which brings together major names in the technology and energy sector, is developing an industry standard to deliver hourly certificates showing users where energy is coming from.

Winners announced for Chattanooga Gig City innovation challenge

Winners announced for Chattanooga Gig City innovation challenge

Students were invited to present ideas to promote the use of electric vehicles in the greater Chattanooga area and were only given 48 hours to develop a solution.

Greentech companies join forces to build renewable energy certificate ecosystem

Greentech companies join forces to build renewable energy certificate ecosystem

The companies claim that their end-to-end approach reduces the time taken for renewable energy asset owners to acquire Recs, from three months to less than a week.

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

CDP has named 88 global cities that are working to become resilient, healthy, and prosperous places to live and work while cutting emissions and rapidly building resilience against the climate crisis.

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Nesta wants to work with cities around the world to identify and scale up innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build “thriving, inclusive, resilient communities”.

Cities urged to consider green banks to deliver a green and just recovery

Cities urged to consider green banks to deliver a green and just recovery

C40 Cities has published a guide on why and how cities should explore this sustainable approach to financing, based on the experiences of major locally operating green banks.

AI computer vision used on e-scooters to detect pedestrian movement

AI computer vision used on e-scooters to detect pedestrian movement

Electric scooter company Voi is using technology from Luna to sense pedestrians, recognise pavements and react accordingly to ensure both rider and pedestrian safety.

Momentum builds behind a hydrogen-driven economy

Momentum builds behind a hydrogen-driven economy

According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, hydrogen production will double by 2030 as the world advances towards a sustainable energy economy and countries battle climate change.

Rochester debuts MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform

Rochester debuts MaaS-enabled fare payments-as-a-service platform

Masabi claims roll-out of RTS Go marks a turning point in the fare collection industry with transit agencies no longer needing to purchase their own design-and-build bespoke ticketing systems.