Smart Cities & Buildings

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.

Reports have questioned whether electric cars really are ‘greener’ once emissions from production and generating their electricity are taken into account. But a new study by the universities of Exeter, Nijmegen and Cambridge has concluded that electric cars lead to…

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Waste & Waste Water Management

Zero waste system: Rebuilding capital for a circular economy

Innovative zero waste projects in the public and private sectors provide an important opportunity to build local circular economies while avoiding serious environmental harm from plastic pollution and…

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Smart Cities & Buildings

Taking control of the energy transition… 5 ways our cities can tame the energy beast!

The energy transition presents cities with unprecedented challenges in planning for the future. Electric Vehicles place an exponential demand on electricity infrastructure, gas is being potentially…

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E-Mobility, Mobility & Public Transport

An initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany describes a European initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe, which includes comment from the Economic…

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Smart Cities & Buildings Building Energy Management

China is investing $13 trillion in construction. Will it pursue zero carbon buildings?

China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up 20% of all construction investment globally. And it’s only set to grow: China is…

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Logistic, Transport & Freight

Moving hydrogen from hype to hope

I see a pivotal role for hydrogen,” in Europe’s efforts to achieve its climate goals, said Frans Timmermans. And up jumped the crowd in a rare standing ovation for a climate commissioner. Hydrogen is…

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Smart Cities & Buildings

Dubai announces that 25% of its buildings will be 3D printed in 2030

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing is about to change the way buildings are constructed, at least in Dubai, that is. This United Arab Emirates city recently announced a 3D printing strategy to…

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Logistic, Transport & Freight

The future of flight – Three energy futures (electric, hydrogen or just less?)

In my blog on the future of energy I made a very bold statement about he future of flight being cut by 50% by 2030. A lot of comments on the article informed me I was probably wrong – and this got me…

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Smart Cities & Buildings Building Energy Management

How energy efficiency upgrades can benefit building owners and tenants

If an energy efficiency building upgrade doesn’t benefit both the property owner and the tenant – especially with a triple net lease – it’s often easier to simply leave things the way they are even if…

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Smart Cities & Buildings

5 Things you need to know about 5G Heat (Fifth Generation Heat!)

In my blog ‘How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!’ I predicted that by 2030 all city centres will have some form of fifth generation heat network – taking heat…

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