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New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

New Jersey RFI kick-starts green bank formation

The request for information aims to pave the way for the US state to create a green financing mechanism that effectively channels public and private funding to achieve its clean energy goals.

Manchester unveils five-year climate action plan

Manchester unveils five-year climate action plan

The plan will sit alongside a citywide Climate Change Framework which sets out how the city as a whole can reach the agreed target of becoming zero carbon by 2038.

City of Fremont launches autonomous shuttle service for employees

City of Fremont launches autonomous shuttle service for employees

The service, provided by Pony.ai, is part of Fremont’s drive to decrease single-driver commuting and has the potential to expand beyond city employees in the future.

Liverpool invests £3.4 million in eco-friendly refuse vehicles

Liverpool invests £3.4 million in eco-friendly refuse vehicles

The new compressed natural gas vehicles are part of a drive to help reach a target of recycling more than 55 per cent of waste across the city.

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

Retailers rethink last-mile deliveries to reduce emissions and meet customer expectations

A new report by eDelivery explores how retailers and carriers are looking for new ways to reduce carbon emissions and meet customer expectations of sustainability.

Consumers demand low-carbon housing

Consumers demand low-carbon housing

A YouGov poll shows that the majority of residents believe local authorities should deny building requests for buildings built with a high-carbon footprint.

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

Los Angeles confronts climate change on the streets

The city has launched the first of 10 projects that aim to lower neighbourhood temperatures and advance the goals of the LA mayor’s Green New Deal.

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.

NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits

NYC targets nine facilities for deep energy retrofits

A deep energy retrofit aims to achieve a 50 per cent or greater reduction in building energy usage and can reduce carbon emissions 30 per cent or more.

Columbus: first US city to meet ozone compliance rules

Columbus: first US city to meet ozone compliance rules

Several federal regulations pertaining to fuel and motor vehicle emission standards decreased emissions to help the area achieve the standard.