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New York pursues microgrids for widespread resiliency

A view of downtown Manhattan in New York

Reinventing the state grid, the NYPA focuses on seven projects to keep hospitals open, prisons secure and other critical functions working during outages

24 Oct 2014

Businesses and charities unite to launch The Big Energy Vision

Smart meter

New nationwide campaign aims to highlight how energy-saving green technologies mean households can ‘use less, waste less and pay less'

23 Oct 2014

Hanergy revs up energy storage with Williams F1 technology

Sebastien Buemi in e.dams Renault car

Company signs deal to work on two projects with Williams to extend applications for solar systems

23 Oct 2014

Julie Hill announced as new chair of WRAP

Author of The Secret Life of Stuff takes up new role at leading waste advisory body as it plans move to charitable status

22 Oct 2014

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges

22 Oct 2014

Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration

21 Oct 2014

Strada and Cafe Rouge owner embraces energy use slashing software

Tragus deploys iSee platform to curb energy demand across restaurant estate

17 Oct 2014

Incentives help to nearly double recycling rates

Research from recycling rewards firm Greenredeem suggests incentives more effective at boosting recycling rates, compared with compulsory schemes

16 Oct 2014

Nuclear fusion breakthrough hailed by Lockheed Martin

Company predicts compact reactors could be ready for commercial use within 10 years

16 Oct 2014

Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels

Country declares fuel suppliers must have at least 0.6 per cent of advance biofuel in petrol or diesel, rising to one per cent in 2022

15 Oct 2014

The Phone Co-op debuts Fairphone 'ethical' smartphone

Mobile phone co-operative secures exclusive deal to stock 'the most ethical mobile handset on the market'

15 Oct 2014

Google set to pilot flying wind turbine in Hawaii next year

Peter Fitzgerald, Google's UK sales director, says lightweight Makani machines could curb costs and reduce land use demand

13 Oct 2014

Tesla charges up all-wheel drive Model S

'It's like taking off from a carrier deck,' CEO Elon Musk says of Model 'D' that goes from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds

10 Oct 2014

BlackRock blows £36m on UK wind farms

Investor buys two projects being developed by Renewable Energy Generation in Cornwall and Cambridgeshire

10 Oct 2014

Ericsson chief exec touts role of business in climate fight

Hans Vestberg says broadband networks can help reduce 20 per cent of worldwide CO2 emissions and nourish sustainable development

10 Oct 2014

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