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Seth Schultz: Why cities need data scientists

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The world collects sufficient information to inform meaningful climate change strategies - C40's top data journalist wants to make it more accessible

12 Sep 2014

MPs shine spotlight on smart meter cost concerns

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Public Accounts Committee voices fears over cost of smart meter deployment, but DECC insists strategy will deliver over £6bn iof net benefits to the economy

10 Sep 2014

Will 'smart cities' prove smart enough?

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Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission reveals how the association is investigating whether green issues are getting a fair hearing in 'smart city' plans

05 Sep 2014

EDF confirms nuclear reactors may stay offline until year-end, fuelling energy shortage fears

Energy giant completes initial phase of inspection programme and says two plants may not come back online until December

04 Sep 2014

Open Energi: The dynamic way to power up energy savings

BusinessGreen's Innovation of the Year winner is cutting carbon and boosting renewables, while offering companies a no-strings-attached new revenue stream

04 Sep 2014

National Grid hails 'positive response' as demand management edges towards mainstream

Grid operator again downplays blackout concerns and reveals how new scheme promises to curb demand by up to 300MW at peak times

02 Sep 2014

Ioxus, Maxwell, Win Inertia bet on ultracapacitors to store energy

While they can't capture as much energy as batteries, the technology is finding advocates in the transportation sector

21 Aug 2014

The 198 people who can transform the US electric grid

Changing how electricity is generated, bought and sold in the United States begins with a small handful of individuals in each state who set the rules

15 Aug 2014

Hello, sun — Welcome to Alcatraz's microgrid

The Alcatraz microgrid stands as a model for installing modern energy technology under challenging circumstances

14 Aug 2014

RES debuts cutting-edge Canadian energy storage system

Company confirms certification granted for 4MW energy storage system designed to help regulate frequency on Ontario's grid

07 Aug 2014

Why SAP sees an open road for 'connected cars'

The software company aims to become a driving force in connected cars

01 Aug 2014

National Grid sets out "plausible and credible" decarbonisation path

Major new report sets out competing scenarios for the future of the UK energy industry

10 Jul 2014

Beggar thy neighbour?

Simon Moore says the UK should not discount the potential of electricity inter-connectors to boost green energy and back-up capacity

01 Jul 2014

The rise of the machines

Self driving cars and automated homes could change society far faster than people realise, argues Trewin Restorick, and now politicians need to play catch up

20 Jun 2014

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

Could electric car chargers one day help keep the World Cup on your TV?

Pod Point says charge management software could be used to take the equivalent of a medium-sized power plant off the grid by 2020

13 Jun 2014

UK smart meter rollout gathers pace

New figures show nearly 100,000 domestic smart meters were installed during the first half of the year

13 Jun 2014

Davey: UK grid can cope with England World Cup victory

Ed Davey's speech to the Economist Energy Summit - in full

10 Jun 2014

Smart meter delay means promised green gains lower than expected, National Audit Office warns

Government insists good progress is being made although NAO finds net benefits of energy saving technology have fallen by more than £2bn

09 Jun 2014

Cisco and Kansas City team up to launch smart city network

The city invites all civic-minded entrepreneurs to participate in its "living lab", as Cisco works on smart parking with Streetline

28 May 2014

Ofgem seeks to trigger wave of interconnector investments

New consultation proposes "cap and floor" financial support mechanism for new international links that could curb costs and emissions

27 May 2014

Overlooking electricity storage could undermine UK green energy goals

Industry report says adding 2GW or more of new storage capacity by 2020 would balance the network, cut carbon, and boost exports

13 May 2014

UK energy too cheap, says study

Newcastle University academics argue 'fragmented' energy sector needs a strategic authority to ensure energy security

06 May 2014

National Grid dials up demand response options

Deal with aggregator REstore set to make up to 100MW of capacity available to be switched off within seconds to balance the grid

23 Apr 2014

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