Vancouver, Canada sources all its electricity from renewables. And it’s done so without increasing household energy bills.
CDP published a new report concluding how much progress cities are making towards a more renewable future:
Climate Adaption best practices
The United Nations Global Center of Excellence on Climate Adaptation (GCECA), which is opening in the Netherlands, will be based in Rotterdam and Groningen.
The international knowledge center will advise countries, companies and organizations on how to deal with climate change. Read More
On September 11, Tesla posted that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities.
Tesla has recently announced a new city Supercharger that operates on lower power (72 kW) than its traditional Supercharger equipment (125 kW) but is more compact, making it more suitable for urban installations — and still much more powerful than “normal” EV fast chargers. Read More
A quarter of the planet will experience severe water shortages one month per year by 2030.
Cities are highly vulnerable to climatic risks. Think of heatwaves, and water scarcity . extreme rainfall
What can cities do to become resistant climate proof? Let’s give an overview. Read More
The US President has declared a federal disaster for the storms and floods that struck 8 counties of Iowa during late August 2016.
costs lives and a lot of money. Last winter, more than 15,000 homes and businesses in just eight council areas in the USA were flooded, a survey has revealed. Storming Water
In October, the US President has declared a federal disaster for storming water and floods that struck 8 countries during late August 2016
The research for the Local Government Association found that councils were still helping flood-hit homes recover.
Councils are encouraging people to check if they are at risk of flooding this year, to sign up to flood warnings and make sure their homes are prepared.
Circular building is more than reusing the existing structure. All added materials, such as the concrete tiles, furniture and the insulation material, are recycled products and materials.
How do you give four dated bunched offices a second life without wasting material? Simple: build circular.
Energy Company Liander did it.
We have seen it. And it’s an amazing ‘new’ future proof and circular building. Read More
If the straddling bus will be charged with the help of electricity then the roof of the buses can be connected with the electrical powering channels
Youzhou Song presented this futuristic concept. China will build some huge buses that will allow smaller cars to pass by under them in order to relief urban traffic. A giant bus that drive over cars to save space?
It’s biggest advantages are: saving space and car emissions. This transport concept drives on electricity and solar power. Read More
Formic Acid is produced by using electricity. Wind farms or solar panels supply the power that is needed for the production of Formic Acid, thus it is completely carbon neutral.
It is coming: A city bus which is fueled by formic acid.
and the VDL – a student team at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU / e) are developing the world’s first city bus that runs on formic acid. The bus is already operational. Team Fast Read More
When something is wrong with an energy meter, the SEC shows this in an alarm screen and you will get an automatic email
The Smart Energy Connector (SEC) is a very easy and sophisticated energy registration system for businesses. This plug&play system gives insights where, how much and how much energy is being used at any moment. Read More
‘Climate Change’ is hot this year.
During the climate summit in New York hundreds of initiatives were announced to tackle carbon emissions
And the G7 world power nations agreed on increasing global warming with maximum 1 degrees Celsius comparing with 1990.
But all the agreements need the support of businesses and industries. So:
What can your business or industry do to reduce your carbon footprint? Read More
Circular Economy: reduces, reuse, recycles and gets green
Just ahead of the major negotiations on an intended climate accord, the on rising temperatures with maximum 2 degrees Celsius, compared with 1990! G7 reached an agreement
A great advantage for Industries, cities, citizens and politics to start emission reductions pledges.
The aim is to continue to strengthen momentum ahead of the
in December this year. climate conference scheduled for Paris
The Delta Program is like a kitchen where new recipes are developed, which then could also be highlighted on the international market.
The next years billions of euros will be spent on waterworks which will make the Netherlands climate proof.
Investments that are not confined to the increase of one dike, but also focus on a regional approach.
An approach that encourages cooperation, and shines the light on the specialized knowledge from the Dutch. Read More
Stop asphalt and start permeable pavement in cities to manage storm waters
Climate change and impervious surfaces enlarge problems of dehydration in many cities.
A lot of cities have surfaces that almost not let rainfall through and threaten the amount of drinking water for millions. What can cities do to develop a ‘green infrastructure’? Read More