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Final phase of council-owned battery storage site goes live in the UK

Final phase of council-owned battery storage site goes live in the UK

Fideoak Mill in Taunton will provide grid-balancing services to National Grid and demonstrates how investment in battery storage and renewables can generate income for councils.

Cimcon partner programme fuels the street pole economy

Cimcon partner programme fuels the street pole economy

The smart city tech provider is joining forces with specialist companies in areas such as smart parking, flood management and security through sound detection.

Spin sets carbon negative sustainability goal by 2025

Spin sets carbon negative sustainability goal by 2025

The Ford micro-mobility company will seek to achieve sustainability goals through a combination of electrifying operations, renewable power and “aggressive mode” shift away from private automobiles.

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Charity calls for financial support for innovation to beat coronavirus and climate change

Ashden is calling for more backing for sustainable solutions to help struggling communities around the world build back better and combat the duel impact of Covid-19 and climate change.

€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

€1m project launched to inform a net-zero Covid-19 economic recovery

The first phase of Project Cygnus will deploy €1m in EIT Climate-KIC funding to analyse current economic and environmental investment trends to support regions and countries in their recovery.

Smart Cities Council launches academy in Australia and New Zealand

Smart Cities Council launches academy in Australia and New Zealand

Modules delivered through the academy will cater for early career practitioners as well as advanced professionals and policy-makers seeking recognition of their ongoing contribution to the industry.

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

The mayor has tasked the UK capital’s chief digital officer and Smart London Board to set out the criteria that innovations must meet before being deployed in the city.

One in four Americans want a Covid vaccine before riding public transit

One in four Americans want a Covid vaccine before riding public transit

More than half of US citizens are deeply cautious about using sharing economy services or riding public transportation, according to a new study by Genomatica.

Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

Chicago introduces further reforms to cut air pollution and boost growth

City authorities will use data – measured over time – to determine where and how it can ensure an appropriate balance of industrial economic growth, environmental quality, and good jobs.

Are the barriers to electric cars lower than we think?

Are the barriers to electric cars lower than we think?

Assumptions about electric cars are wrong and holding back adoption, argue Sergio M. Savaresi and Prof. Silvia Strada – Politecnico di Milano