Special Reports

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Future energy systems: Decentralisation and virtual power plants

Technological innovation and new trends could produce a much more flexible, resilient and efficient energy grid. Will regulators be bold enough to unleash the true power of these new systems?

Funding smart cities: Where’s the money?

Funding smart cities: Where’s the money?

A report by SmartCitiesWorld found that funding is the biggest challenge to implementing a smart city strategy. So how can cities confront this?

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Plotting the route to smarter transportation

Smart Cities World’s Road to Liveable Cities event brought together technology and transport experts, as well as start-ups, to discuss and envision the shape of future mobility.

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

Traffic congestion: Cutting through the complexity

We explore how cities are trying to tackle the major challenge of congestion.

Sustainability: Cities and technology vendors must lead by example

Sustainability: Cities and technology vendors must lead by example

Delta Electronics’ M.S. Huang urges cities and technology vendors to practise what they preach for a more sustainable future.

Are electric cars the key to a renewable future?

Are electric cars the key to a renewable future?

Electric vehicles hold enormous potential but their deployment so far has fallen short. Jacob Klimstra, senior energy consultant and member of the advisory board for Electrify Europe, looks at how the industry could work to overcome the remaining barriers to a breakthrough

Keeping the lights on

Keeping the lights on

Fuel cells: how an invention from 1839 is providing clean, reliable, alternative energy today