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Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Solar rail pioneer receives first commercial funding

Riding Sunbeams will use the investment to develop a pipeline of new renewable energy projects in South East England and the Valleys in South Wales.

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge finalists announced

The 11 start-ups chosen are committed to tackling common urban challenges in areas such as air quality, carbon emissions, digital inclusion and congestion.

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

Tampere government's 2030 carbon neutral roadmap approved

The Finnish city’s goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent compared to 1990 and the remaining 20 per cent will be offset.

Pilot-project for peer-to-peer energy trading launches in Singapore

Pilot-project for peer-to-peer energy trading launches in Singapore

The year-long pilot project has a near-term goal of deploying peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading capabilities for residential and business clients of Senoko Energy.

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.

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.

Masdar and Uzbekistan announce utility-scale solar PPP project

Masdar and Uzbekistan announce utility-scale solar PPP project

The renewable energy company won the bid to develop the 100-megawatt utility-scale solar plant in the Navoi region of the country under the Scaling Solar programme.

UMass signs deal for campus solar energy project

UMass signs deal for campus solar energy project

University of Massachusetts will generate and store renewable energy to be used when electricity costs are highest so reducing the campus’s grid dependence and energy spending.

San Diego progresses green energy transition

San Diego progresses green energy transition

The US city has approved proposals to create a joint-powers entity with cities across the region to lower energy costs and reach 100 per cent renewable energy by 2035.

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation

Humanising the energy transition: Diversity and creativity as sources of innovation

The new challenges of the transition to green energy demand new ways of thinking, says, Elena Bou, InnoEnergy, and that requires attracting a more diverse range of people into the industry.