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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.

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

Vancouver approves five-year climate action plan

The plan contains so-called “game-changer” actions in the areas of buildings and transportation, which represent nearly all of the carbon pollution produced in Vancouver.

UK solar rail pioneer secures funding for community solar farm

UK solar rail pioneer secures funding for community solar farm

The 3.75 MW Cuckmere Community Solar Farm in Berwick, East Sussex, will be built to power the London mainline railway via a ‘private-wire’ direct connection. 

Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time

Initiative aims to track use of renewable energy in real-time

EnergyTag, which brings together major names in the technology and energy sector, is developing an industry standard to deliver hourly certificates showing users where energy is coming from.

Dubai utility adopts Smart Dubai ethical AI toolkit

Dubai utility adopts Smart Dubai ethical AI toolkit

The toolkit was launched to set clear guidelines on the ethical use of AI to prevent having a fragmented, incoherent approach to ethics, where every entity sets its own rules.

Greentech companies join forces to build renewable energy certificate ecosystem

Greentech companies join forces to build renewable energy certificate ecosystem

The companies claim that their end-to-end approach reduces the time taken for renewable energy asset owners to acquire Recs, from three months to less than a week.

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

Which cities make the environmental action A-list for 2020?

CDP has named 88 global cities that are working to become resilient, healthy, and prosperous places to live and work while cutting emissions and rapidly building resilience against the climate crisis.

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Open call issued for Climate Smart Cities Challenge

Nesta wants to work with cities around the world to identify and scale up innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build “thriving, inclusive, resilient communities”.

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.

St Louis to build a green jobs workforce for its clean energy economy

St Louis to build a green jobs workforce for its clean energy economy

The city said its Solar Workforce Development Pilot is an innovative way to make strides with its ambitious climate protection goals as well as advance diversity and equity.