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Hudson Yards: A connected neighborhood grows in Manhattan


A central part of the $20bn Hudson Yards community will be a vast sensor network to track air quality, traffic, energy, waste processes and more

13 Jun 2014

Pocket fuel cell promises green mobile charge 'Upp' on the go

A business traveller using the Upp at the airport

Intelligent Energy confirms that Upp personal energy device has secured crucial technology certification

02 May 2014

Why your business should be recycling more


30 Apr 2014

EU dials up plan for standardised phone chargers

Manufacturers likely to have to offer European customers a common charger from 2017

17 Mar 2014

Solar power: Not just for rooftops

BusinessGreen looks at the many innovative ways solar photovoltaics are being deployed to help boost energy security and cut carbon

27 Jan 2014

Intelligent Energy inks deal to deliver clean fuel cells to Indian telco sector

UK clean tech firm signs "multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement" that promises to slash costs and carbon emissions for fast-expanding Indian mobile phone network

14 Jan 2014

Phone out of battery? Intelligent Energy says there's an Upp for that

New portable fuel cell charging device launched in Africa with a view to giving more people access to mobile technologies

12 Nov 2013

Apple struggles to take a bite out of new iPhone carbon footprint

Latest iPhone 5s and 5c models show lifetime carbon emissions exceed iPhone 4s, even as company touts adherence to environmental policies

12 Sep 2013

O2 prepares to take on 4G energy challenge

Company reveals plan to assess whether energy intensive 4G networks can help deliver net emissions savings

12 Sep 2013

How Sprint collects and resells millions of cell phones

The wireless company buys back millions of phones a year with the help of up-to-the-minute values from eRecyclingCorps

15 Aug 2013

Friends of the Earth slams ‘cowardly’ Apple for not admitting to Indonesian tin use

BlackBerry, Sony, LG, Nokia and Motorola all acknowledge concerns raised by Friends of the Earth

31 Jul 2013

O2 expands smart approach to phone chargers

Nokia 301 becomes the first 'mass market' phone to be sold without mains charger

31 Jul 2013

Pocket planet savers: Five great eco apps

BusinessGreen rounds up a clutch of the best free smartphone apps to help you reduce your carbon footprint

19 Jul 2013

EPEAT adds green ratings to mobile phones

Green electronics standards body branches out through new partnership with UL Environment

17 Jul 2013

Crowdfunded Fairphone goes into production

New phone aims to draw attention to dire conditions in the electronics supply chain

10 Jun 2013

Telcos unveil plan to slash networks' energy footprint

New report from GreenTouch consortium to reveal how emerging technologies and protocols can drastically reduce energy consumption by up to 90 per cent

13 May 2013

Landfill bans could save £2.5bn a year

Green Alliance report highlights benefit of extending restrictions on cars and mobile phones to food, clothes, wood, and plastic

27 Mar 2013

Sartorial sustainability is a grave issue

The Sceptic Tank is adrift among eco-friendly funeral wear and recycled phone-shoes - Seriously

19 Mar 2013

Could a fuel cell power your smart phone?

Intelligent Energy and Cable & Wireless team up for Channel Islands trial of innovative fuel cell-powered mobile devices

01 Mar 2013

ecoATM raises £25m to roll out e-waste cashback machines

US start up offers instant cash for customers who drop off mobile phones and tablet computers

11 Feb 2013

Ford app sparks up chargepoint locations

New app locating rechargers in the US to drive electric vehicle charge up, as UK-based Source East expands free charge point offer

08 Feb 2013

O2 finds customers happy to go charger-free

Company urges rest of industry to follow suit in order to reduce environmental impact of the 100 million unused chargers in UK homes and offices

17 Jan 2013

Mobile phone recycling – good for you and the environment

Top Dollar Mobile says recycling handsets stops harmful chemicals leaking into the environment and saves resources - but too few of us are doing it

14 Jan 2013

Sorry, wrong number: AT&T's recycling claim doesn't add up

Marc Gunther delves into the spat between AT&T and Sprint over who recycles the most

07 Dec 2012

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