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Are our cities about to get a lot smarter (and greener)?

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New report suggests smart city technologies capable of slashing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution could be on the cusp of a major breakthrough

05 Dec 2014

How (and why) Esri is driving geospatial literacy

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US mapping technology specialist Esri reveals how the app revolution could help tackle long-standing environmental challenges

28 Nov 2014

How richer data could unlock greener cities

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EU-backed Re-Green initiative concludes the success of green city programmes rests on the quality of the environmental data that is available

27 Nov 2014

Smart meter rollout faces fresh delays

Capita says communications system unlikley to be ready for launch until late 2016 instead of next year

20 Nov 2014

National Gallery becomes portrait of energy efficiency

Lighting overhall will allow gallery to maximise use of natural daylight without harming paintings

18 Nov 2014

Asda inks contract to deliver smart meter functionality to 660 stores

Elster EnergyICT follows Tesco energy software contract with new Asda deal

14 Nov 2014

Smart meter programme too expensive, warn small businesses

Federation of Small Businesses echoes Which? calls for government action to lower £11bn bill for nationwide rollout

07 Oct 2014

Seth Schultz: Why cities need data scientists

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

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"

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

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