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Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

If cities have access to dynamic, coordinated and timely information about local infrastructure, its performance and its pressure points, they can unlock major operational and financial benefits.

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

More cities must ramp up their climate ambition and deliver urgent action, fast, says Kyra Appleby, Global Director of Cities, States and Regions at CDP.

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.

Swedish city modernises electricity grid to combat lack of power capacity

Swedish city modernises electricity grid to combat lack of power capacity

Borås is working with Itron to deploy 46,000 IIoT and smart electric meters to meet new regulatory demands and enable real-time visibility into the grid and energy usage.

Peterborough outlines £2 million smart energy initiative

Peterborough outlines £2 million smart energy initiative

Plans have been unveiled for what is claimed to be the largest city-wide smart energy system in the UK.

Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

The commission has been established to connect stakeholders from the business, public and civil society sectors and will work to create opportunities for local climate action.

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

£21 million awarded for local smart energy ‘blueprint’ projects in the UK

The government says the projects could see over 250,000 people’s homes powered by local renewable sources by 2030 – which could lead to their energy bills reducing by as much as half.

10% of NHS estate to switch to renewable electricity

10% of NHS estate to switch to renewable electricity

It follows the launch of the For a greener NHS campaign and is part of NHS Property Services’ drive to provide sustainably run buildings that help to deliver excellent patient care.

2020 expected to see almost 20% increase in smart city spending

2020 expected to see almost 20% increase in smart city spending

Singapore is expected to remain the top investor in smart city initiatives, followed by Tokyo, New York City and London.

Engenie begins roll-out of EV chargers in Cardiff

Engenie begins roll-out of EV chargers in Cardiff

The company will install 12 rapid charging points across the Welsh capital in 2020, powered by renewable energy and compatible with every EV on the market.