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Robots, delivery drones and routine space flights: the technologies Britons think will change our lives

In Autonomous Vehicles, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Green Technology, Innovation, Policy, regulation & finance, Startups, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

As London Technology Week 2016 kicks off today, Britons have predicted the technologies that will change our lives by 2036. Technology could boost global economic output by $2 trillion by 2020, and London aims to be at the centre of its growth. To mark the start of London Technology Week 2016, Britons were asked to predict which technologies they think …

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Meet Olli: the 3D printed, self-driving electric vehicle powered by IBM Watson

In Autonomous Vehicles, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Electric, Green Technology, Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Local Motors transforms the passenger experience by integrating IBM Watson Internet of Things technology into electric vehicle. Local Motors, the leading vehicle technology integrator and creator of the world’s first 3D-printed cars, yesterday introduced the first self-driving vehicle to integrate the advanced cognitive computing capabilities of IBM Watson. The vehicle, dubbed ‘Olli,’ was unveiled during the Grand Opening of a new …

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First 20 speakers announced for Dronetech Europe 2017

In Agriculture, Forestry & Farming, Autonomous Vehicles, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Green Technology, Innovation, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

Dronetech confirms 20 inspiring speakers at Europe’s most exciting drone event.  A diverse and inspiring group of experts in aviation, technology and commercial drones will speak at Dronetech Europe 2017 (DTE17) in Bristol next May. DTE17, taking place from 10th-12th May 2017, will be a forum for cutting edge ideas in commercial drone technology. A free exhibition will bring together …

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Europe dominates 2016 ‘Smart City’ leaderboard

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Innovation, Policy, regulation & finance, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renewables, Smart Grids, Sustainability, Transport, Waste Reduction by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

New research has revealed that 6 out of 10 global smart cities are based in Europe. Juniper Research has found that European cities are forging ahead with efforts to become smart cities, with 60% of the world’s leading smart cities based in this region. It was found that innovation to reduce congestion and energy consumption were key initiatives across many …

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The world’s first solar-powered Metro is here

In Editor's Choice, Energy, Low Emission, Rail, Renewables, Solar, Sustainable Development by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

A new agreement has been reached that will see the Chilean city of Santiago’s Metro supplied with electricity from a 100-megawatt solar power plant, covering up to 60 per cent of its energy demand. Total and SunPower Corp. have announced that SunPower has signed a power purchase agreement for the supply of 300 gigawatt hours per year of clean solar …

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Electric vehicles could create virtual clean power plants

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Electric, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Renewables, Smart Grids, Solar, Transport, Wind by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

San Diego based company Nuvve has recently been selected by Energinet.dk to be the first electric vehicle aggregator to support the Danish grid. Nuvve’s GIVe platform has been approved by different Transmission/Independent System Operators (TSO/ISO) in order to support the transmission of electric power, also known as Ancilllary Services, and is now adding one more TSO with Denmark-based Energinet.dk selecting …

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Greentech on green politics

In Carbon Capture & Storage, Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Electric, Green Technology, Low Emission, Policy, regulation & finance, Sustainable Economics, Transport by William BlacklerLeave a Comment

Greentech’s fortnightly round-up of the biggest news stories in green politics from around the world. Sadiq Khan acts quickly on air quality in London New Zealand looks to increase electric vehicle uptake Carbon price floor set to be introduced in France New mayor, cleaner air for London London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, has acted quickly to put climate change at …

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Electric vehicles market worth more than $100 billion by 2020

In Autonomous Vehicles, Editor's Choice, Electric, Hybrid, Low Emission, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

The electric vehicles market is expected to see significant growth in the next four years, with rising demand for more eco-friendly cars a driving factor. A new report, titled “Global Electric Vehicles Market & Volume (Plug-in, Battery, Hybrid, Fuel Cell) Motors”, provides a comprehensive assessment of the fast-evolving, high-growth electric car market, which includes companies such as Tesla, Mitsubishi, Toyota …

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Greentech on green politics: Netherlands to ban petrol and diesel cars, World Bank Group takes action on climate change & Norway turns its back on coal

In Editor's Choice, Electric, Green Technology, Hybrid, Investment, Low Emission, Policy, regulation & finance, Renewables, Sustainable Development, Transport by William BlacklerLeave a Comment

Greentech’s fortnightly round-up of the biggest news stories in green politics from around the world. Proposal to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles passed by lower house of Dutch Parliament World Bank Group unveils new plan to tackle climate change Norway’s sovereign wealth fund withdraws coal investments as new ethical guidelines come into effect   Netherlands tightens its belt …

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Solar-powered aircraft shows that a clean energy future is achievable now

In Clean Tech, Editor's Choice, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology, Renewables, Solar, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Economics, Transport by Lucia Fontaina-PowellLeave a Comment

ABB and Solar Impulse partner on clean energy project that will see solar-powered aircraft embark on round-the-world flight. As Hawaii embarks on the complex transition from a fossil-fueled past to a clean energy future, Solar Impulse prepares to leave for the mainland U.S. and the continuation of its historic around the world journey.  For Solar Impulse and technology partner ABB, …