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Amsterdam adopts first ‘city doughnut’ model for circular economy

Amsterdam adopts first ‘city doughnut’ model for circular economy

Economist Kate Raworth has adapted her doughnut model for Amsterdam. The approach could help the municipality with its post-pandemic recovery.

London Mayor shares “proven results” on air quality

London Mayor shares “proven results” on air quality

NO2 exceedances fell dramatically but many sites still recorded PM2.5 levels above the recommended limit.

Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK

Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK

High rate of start-ups and businesses, including 11,000 digital and tech firms, and its population diversity are among the factors boosting the Berkshire town’s entrepreneurial credentials.

Seattle launches dashboard to track city progress

Seattle launches dashboard to track city progress

Performance Seattle provides data visualisations to help citizens track progress across seven priority areas.

UK energy firm Centrica rolls out smart hot water tanks

UK energy firm Centrica rolls out smart hot water tanks

The intelligent tanks combine Internet of Things and sensory technologies to keep track of hot water levels and learn the usage habits of the household.

VIDEO: Ten cities prioritise shared challenges to speed solutions

VIDEO: Ten cities prioritise shared challenges to speed solutions

The ten cities are collaborating through the Future State Co-Foundery.

Mayors back global climate strike as citizens flag crisis as number-one issue

Mayors back global climate strike as citizens flag crisis as number-one issue

Mayors voice their support and public say climate crisis is the most important issue, ahead of migration, terrorism and the economy.

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?

£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.

How do we ensure enough water in 2050?

How do we ensure enough water in 2050?

In his keynote speech at Waterwise, Sir James Bevan of the UK’s Environment Agency said we must tackle both sides of the equation: reduce demand and increase supply.