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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.

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

Singapore tops smart city ranking for second year running

The 2020 Smart City Index measures citizens’ perceptions of the impact that technology has on their lives, surveying them on areas such as governance, health and safety, mobility and opportunities.

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

London mayor commissions research into future challenges and opportunities

Mapping work will begin with a major research and evidence-gathering exercise into the issues that central London and the Canary Wharf area are facing given the reduction in footfall due to the pandemic.

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

Ignite Cities supports vulnerable families with Covid-19 wi-fi programme

The project, which has launched in Chicago, Columbia, Miami and New Orleans, provides wi-fi access locations and relief for families struggling through the pandemic.

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

UK re-opens upgraded Living Lab for smart home innovation trials

The relaunched lab will be used to integrate and test services and business models with mainstream smart heating controls, smart meters, IoT devices, and electric vehicle chargers.

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Mastercard and HSBC collaborate on green financing

Through the City Possible network, the two parties will focus on greater interaction between business clients and government entities to drive innovation and spur demand for green financing.

EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad

The new office will help entrepreneurs develop their innovations and reduce time to market by providing direct access to more than 500 industrial partners in its ecosystem.

Dundee digitises data to speed up its climate action plans

Dundee digitises data to speed up its climate action plans

The Scottish city will be using the ClimateView software platform that is designed to help cities live up to their pledges of becoming carbon neutral by visualising action plans.

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro join global coalition of cities working to create clean air for all

By confirming their undertaking, the mayors of Bogotá and Rio de Janeiro come together with a coalition of 35 other city mayors that aim to ensure clean air for some 150 million people.

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.