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105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

105 cities make CDP’s climate action ‘A List’

Analysis suggested that, on average, cities on the A List are taking over three times as many climate actions as non-A List cities.

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.

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.

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

Chief resilience officers announce the Global Resilient Cities Network

It is comprised of member cities and experts from the former 100 Resilient Cities programme and supports a community of resilience practitioners in 98 cities and 40 countries.

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

Chicago reduces emissions by 15 per cent between 2005-2017

To further its environmental efforts, the city has also purchased 95,000 renewable energy credits to reduce its reliance on electricity and natural gas.

Charge and lock station aims to solve scooter share problems

Charge and lock station aims to solve scooter share problems

Metro Mobility’s ChargeLock station features a patent pending cable design that incorporates charging and locking in a single connector.

Saudi Neom megacity plans world-first ‘solar dome’ desalination plant

Saudi Neom megacity plans world-first ‘solar dome’ desalination plant

It is claimed that the technology generates no carbon emissions, produces less brine than facilities using conventional reverse osmosis technology and will process drinking water more cheaply than traditional plants.

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

The role of smart energy in the UK’s green transport system

Charging infrastructure development must catch up if the UK’s smart transport system and carbon reduction ambitions are to be realised, says Thomas Newby, chief operating officer of Tonik Energy.

New Orleans programme offers funding support for rooftop solar

New Orleans programme offers funding support for rooftop solar

Solar for All Nola is a clean energy initiative that aims to offer the financial and resiliency benefits of rooftop solar to all New Orleans’ residents and small businesses.