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National Grid sets out "plausible and credible" decarbonisation path

Grid infrastructure

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

10 Jul 2014

Beggar thy neighbour?

Simon Moore of Policy Exchange

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

Trewin Restorick Global Action Plan

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

British Gas to help businesses beat rising energy costs with new Pulse deal

Canada-based Pulse Energy to provide real-time analytics for non-domestic customers in 'multimillion-pound' deal

23 Apr 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

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

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

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

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