October 25, 2017    Comment off

Pan-industry alliance set to champion smart energy era

As a new report names Bristol and London the leaders of the smart city transition, leading UK energy organisations such as the National Grid and the Renewable Energy Association (REA) have launched a pan-industry campaign to create a smart energy pathway for technology and services. Smart infrastructure developments across the UK could generate an estimated […]

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August 30, 2017    Comment off

New utility settlement will unlock millions in clean energy funding for Ohio

AEP, one of Ohio’s largest utilities, just reached an exciting new milestone that takes the state further down the path to a clean energy economy. The utility has reached a settlement that will unlock millions in funding, lower pollution, avoid unnecessary electricity bill increases, and provide customers with more clean energy options. New benefits In AEP’s recent […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

How do you build a smart city? Start with energy.

This brief compilation of emerging standards reveals the breadth of smart city subject, the value of collaboration, the opportunities for innovation and the potential for 21st century transformation. Starting with the ICT enablers that drive smart cities, this multi-part sampling will touch also upon energy, water, transportation, the built environment, carbon and climate, resilience, community, […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

Smart cities; the future of sustainable living

It’s a no brainer at this point: Improving sustainability in urban environments has a positive impact on regional carbon dependency and supports community adaptation to climate change. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2014 Mitigation of Climate Change report indicated, cities consume somewhere between two-thirds and three-quarters of total global energy and generate […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

Smart city renewable energy opportunity

Cities are now home to more than half of the world’s population and account for almost two-thirds of global energy use and three quarters of energy-related carbon emissions. With about 20% of their energy supply currently from renewables, their potential for scaling up local renewable supplies is without doubt. But a new study from the […]

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February 20, 2017    Comment off

Defining a Smart Energy City

One of the first objectives in the TRANSFORM project was to start with a clear outline of each of the participating cities. The results describe the context per city in terms of climate, energy assets, ambitions, targets and main possibilities in terms of energy efficiency, flows, production. It describes in the same time the current […]

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