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Cisco and Amsterdam's plan to make a green city smart


What happens when one of the world’s greener, smarter cities meets the hyper-connected world? We’re about to find out

16 Apr 2014

Smart Metering Systems agrees £14m acquisition of Utility Partnership Limited

A smart meter

Consolidation in smart meter sector steps up a gear as Smart Metering Systems beefs up electricity meter offering

14 Apr 2014

Accenture and Siemens join rush to seize smart grid opportunity

E.ON smart meter

Accenture and Siemens launch new smart grid venture, as Alpiq snaps up Flexitricity and Opower completes IPO

09 Apr 2014

Opower shares surge 21 per cent in green IPO success

Energy software specialist enjoys share surge following $116m IPO

07 Apr 2014

We're better, connected: National Grid highlights £1bn a year savings on offer from interconnectors

Report details how plans to build a new fleet of interconnectors will help to cut energy costs, enhance security and slash greenhouse gas emissions

01 Apr 2014

Tech firms set to cash in on 'smart building' boom

Energy price rises set to treble smart building market to almost $22bn in 2018, analyst says

24 Mar 2014

Why we don't need an Internet of Everything

Not all things in the world are worth keeping, let alone connecting - People, not products and machines, must drive this next big push in technology

14 Mar 2014

Cameron offers £45m funding boost for climate-tackling "internet of things"

Prime Minister: Internet of Things promises "huge transformative development" that will save energy, boost productivity and help address climate change

10 Mar 2014

Honeywell opens the door to room-by-room heating controls

New system enables homeowners to save up to 40 per cent on their bills by turning on heating just where they need it

27 Feb 2014

UK publishes smart grid "routemap"

Smart Grid Forum details how the UK can embrace smarter technologies, cutting carbon and saving £12bn a year in the process

27 Feb 2014

Electric vehicle chargers trial London smart grid hook up

New software aims to ensure electric vehicles can recharge without putting excess pressure on the grid

26 Feb 2014

Report: China tops expanding global smart grid market

Bloomberg New Energy Finance study concludes that global smart grid investment set a new record in 2013, edging up to $14.9bn

21 Feb 2014

Branson's Necker Island to pioneer renewables micro-grid

Luxury resort teams up with NRG to source three-quarters of its power from renewables

05 Feb 2014

Global smart meter installations to top 800 million by 2020

New report predicts revenue from smart meter market will soar to $7.4bn over the next four years

03 Feb 2014

Williams to drive a smart grid for Scottish islands project

UK racing team set to use Formula One technology to help strengthen power grids and reduce emissions for remote communities

24 Jan 2014

Government unveils £11m in R&D funding for local energy grids

Technology Strategy Board to run new funding competition to stimulate development of local clean energy generation and storage

20 Jan 2014

What Google's purchase of Nest means for clean tech

Smart device maker Nest shows how energy efficiency can be sexy — and profitable

16 Jan 2014

Businesses could be paid to crank up power use on windy nights

National Grid dismisses claims wind-related costs are set to soar to £20bn, but confirms it is working on plans to tackle renewable energy constraint payments

08 Jan 2014

Good Energy warns over Ofgem restrictions to smarter tariffs

Green energy provider predicts move to restrict the number of energy tariffs utilities can offer could have 'unintended consequences' for clean technologies

03 Jan 2014

Solar and smart grid SMEs secure £1.7m from East Anglia University

Push Energy, AMiHo and GEO latest to benefit form Low Carbon Innovation fund

30 Dec 2013

Technology Strategy Board reveals plan for smarter grid funding push

New funding competition and catapult centre planned to support the development of emerging energy system technologies

06 Dec 2013

Ofgem pumps £59m into grid innovation projects

From grid robots to bio-gas, 10 projects set to share grid research and development funding

02 Dec 2013

Space-Time Insight uses big data to create a smarter grid

Here's why SMUD, ISO and other major utilities are turning to this startup to balance their electricity supplies.

22 Nov 2013

Ofgem bears down on network costs with help from smart grid investment

Watchdog insists investment in clean energy infrastructure and smart grids will not be put at risk by decision to reject business plans

22 Nov 2013

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