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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

Baroness Verma: "The industrial revolution had a price - a carbon price"

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Baroness Verma's speech on the creation of an "energy saving society" - in full

04 Sep 2014

Researchers: Retailers could be paying too much for energy

Oxford University team warns companies hampered by both too little and too much information as they seek to reduce energy consumption

15 Aug 2014

European Investment Bank backs UK smart meter rollout as part of £190m deal

EIB inks lending agreement with Arqiva to support the deployment of smart meter, digital radio and Wi-Fi infrastructure

23 Jul 2014

Geldof, "Gaz" and "Leccy" to the fore as national smart meter campaign kicks off

Sir Bob Geldof launches new nationwide publicity campaign to promote the benefits of smart meter rollout

08 Jul 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

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

Could smart meters help energy companies win back customers' trust?

Survey suggests consumers have greater faith in their supplier if they have more accurate bills

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

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

How much does a chill in the office really cost your business?

New reports suggest energy efficiency measures could deliver significant savings by improving employee comfort

28 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

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

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

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

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

Google splashes out $3.2bn for smart home specialist Nest

Web giant continues clean tech push with proposed acquisition of leading smart device firm

14 Jan 2014

Report: Japan plans national smart meter roll out

Bloomberg reports that submission to the UN will include plans for mass smart meter deployment

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

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