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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.

Milton Keynes invites applications to 5G accelerator programme

Milton Keynes invites applications to 5G accelerator programme

Innovation challenges are based around exploiting 5G technology in the four areas of mobility data, health and wellbeing, low carbon energy and energy data.

Enel launches crowdsourcing campaigns for open data smart city solutions

Enel launches crowdsourcing campaigns for open data smart city solutions

The multinational energy firm has set two challenges and will use the InnoCentive Open Innovation Marketplace to drive innovation and help reshape the global energy market.

Social Energy to support development of smart grid in London and beyond

Social Energy to support development of smart grid in London and beyond

Homeowners will have the opportunity to take part in the initiative which is intended to cope with increased demand brought about by electric vehicles, electric heating and increasing populations.

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.

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

Peterborough sets out plans for its smart energy scheme

Peterborough sets out plans for its smart energy scheme

Led by the city council, the scheme brings together energy generation, demand and storage and aims to deliver a significant drop in CO2 emissions by 2030 and cut energy bills by up to a quarter.

City Lights: Peter Dommermuth, head of office, Environmental Agency, City of Frankfurt

City Lights: Peter Dommermuth, head of office, Environmental Agency, City of Frankfurt

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Peter Dommermuth, Head of office, Environmental Agency, City of Frankfurt, about placing technology at the heart of its green strategy