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Project to bring EV smart charging to urban streets

Project to bring EV smart charging to urban streets

While smart charging is already in use for home charging and at dedicated public EV charging bays, SmartStep claims to be the first demonstration of smart charging in shared parking spaces on residential streets.

Cities urged to consider green banks to deliver a green and just recovery

Cities urged to consider green banks to deliver a green and just recovery

C40 Cities has published a guide on why and how cities should explore this sustainable approach to financing, based on the experiences of major locally operating green banks.

Port of Tyne sets up clean energy park

Port of Tyne sets up clean energy park

The park, which has already welcomed its first tenant, will play an important role in supporting the government’s goal to power every UK home with offshore wind electricity.

Local authority to launch e-scooter trial scheme in Taunton

Local authority to launch e-scooter trial scheme in Taunton

Somerset West and Taunton Council submitted a proposal for an e-scooter trial scheme in line with its commitment to climate and environmental responsibility, working towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

UK local authority works with second life battery pioneer to install energy storage system

UK local authority works with second life battery pioneer to install energy storage system

West Suffolk Council and Connected Energy’s Mildenhall Hub project will also include a new school, leisure facilities, health centre, community services and office space for public sector partners.

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

BP and Microsoft partner to drive clean energy innovation

Microsoft and BP have also signed a framework agreement for renewable energy projects that aim to provide renewable energy to help power Microsoft’s datacentres.

Flowbird extends range to boost public EV charging capacity

Flowbird extends range to boost public EV charging capacity

The Park & Charge offer has been designed to enable UK local authorities to leverage their existing parking network assets, notably through a shared payment and management system.

Manchester's civic heat network project passes significant milestone

Manchester's civic heat network project passes significant milestone

The final sections of the UK city’s 40 metre high Tower of Light have been installed, which will act as a chimney for a low carbon energy centre.

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.