CDP: 42 cities operating on 100% renewable electricity

CDP: 42 cities operating on 100% renewable electricity

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:

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Barcelona improves urban living

Barcelona improves urban living

I felt very satisfied with the convenience the public bike provides; easy, green and fun to use, and ready available all over the city!

Barcelona not only wants to be independent from Spain, the city also plans actions to improve the life of their citizens. 

Less traffic, less inconvenience from the millions of visitors and eco-friendly traffic. These are a few of the actions, the city focusses on to improve urban life. Read More

By 2025 Norway all-electric

By 2025 Norway all-electric

This ferry the ‘Ampere’ is the first full electric Norwegian ferry. A study has shown that 127 of the 180 ferries could be driven using battery power or a hybrid propulsion system and still remain profitable.

Norway goes for all-electric cars by 2025. The country will ban all petrol cars.

The Progressive Party is well advanced in negotiations with coalition partners to reach agreement on it.

This news was reported by the big Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv. Read More

100 Smart Cities in India

100 Smart Cities in India

India is interested in innovative solutions, that are preserving the environment and are preventing disasters because of climate change.

India intends to invest in cities in order to make them future proof. The next five years, the Indian government wants to create a hundred smart cities throughout the country.

The government is interested in innovations in the sectors water, waste management and mobility, in order to keep the cities smart, liveable and accessible for the increasing population. Read More

Business Models and KPIs for Smart Cities

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Cities generally do not have a global picture when it comes to the improvements made available by the Internet of Things. The role of a supplier is to smoothly translate the city’s needs into smart solutions, with adapted KPI’s.

The Smart City is the city of the future. What do we mean if we are talking about Smart Cities and how can we measure it?

Smart Cities are highly energy and resource efficient, increasingly powered by renewable energy sources; they rely on integrated and resilient resource systems and highly efficient in terms of transports, connecting people for health, education and jobs. Read More