Smart Cities News

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

City of Chicago issues $200m RFP for renewable energy supplier

It has committed to ensuring that all City-owned buildings will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy by 2025 and also wants to stimulate the local green economy.

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.

London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy

London mayor progresses plans to power tube with green energy

Sadiq Khan wants to change the way the Transport for London tube network is supplied with electricity and make the move towards a greater use of renewable energy.

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Sustainable energy champions awarded

Community-owned solar microgrids in Yemen, electric cargo bikes and an action plan to tackle extreme temperatures in India are among the winners of the 2020 Ashden Awards.

Energy farm to help German municipality go CO2-free by 2030

Energy farm to help German municipality go CO2-free by 2030

Green Solar and Siemens Energy have signed an agreement to develop a concept for Herzogenrath in Aachen that could make the city a national and international leader in the energy transition.

Berlin showcases future living in energy-saving smart city quarter

Berlin showcases future living in energy-saving smart city quarter

Panasonic is extending its smart cities portfolio with the launch of Future Living Berlin, an EU Lighthouse project which aims to help decarbonise society.

Swedish municipality launches sustainable energy accelerator programme

Swedish municipality launches sustainable energy accelerator programme

Skellefteå Kraft and EIT InnoEnergy are offering applicants from across Europe the opportunity to grow their businesses in Sweden as part of a green economic recovery post-Covid-19.

Green tech start-up wins funding for solar rail demonstrator

Green tech start-up wins funding for solar rail demonstrator

It will enable Riding Sunbeams to develop a direct connection between renewable energy generators and electrified rail networks and eventually power a train using green electricity.

Action needed to get the clean energy transition back on track

Action needed to get the clean energy transition back on track

Unprecedented disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic risks cancelling out recent progress unless there is urgent action at national, regional and global levels.

Electric bus roll-out planned for Greater Copenhagen

Electric bus roll-out planned for Greater Copenhagen

East Denmark’s public transport authority has awarded Keolis a 10-year contract to operate and maintain 47 buses, including 32 which are fully electric.