Smart LEDs to Light Up Edinburgh Streets

Smart controls are to be deployed for around 64,000 LED lights that are being rolled out in the city of Edinburgh. Telensa is installing a wireless central management system that enables centralised remote control of the lighting, providing real-time monitoring to identify and track faults. It will also measure actual …

This Floating Park in Rotterdam is Made from Recycled Plastic Waste

More than 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined to pollute the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Island Foundation opened its prototype to the public: a floating park made entirely from recycled plastic waste and appropriately named the Recycled Park. …

Could Salt Be the Key to Cheaper and More Efficient Batteries?

A new design of rechargeable battery created using salt could boost efficiency and reduce costs. That’s according to researchers at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, who claim to have found a novel method of energy storage. They have developed an iron-oxygen battery …

Chicago Fires Up $160m LED Street-Lighting Plan

Chicago is set to become one of the largest cities in the world to switch its street lighting infrastructure to LEDs, after officials confirmed plans to replace 85 per cent of its street lights with energy-saving alternatives over the next four years. The plan will see 270,000 high pressure sodium …

Green Tech Will Be Everywhere in 2018: Politics Cannot Stop the Revolution

In 2017, clean power gathered unprecedented momentum. Multiple automakers launched entire families of electric vehicles (EVs), including the most exciting one yet, Tesla’s Model 3. With climate change problems mounting, national and local governments are pushing for more renewable energy and an end to fossil-fueled cars — despite hostile moves in …

Report: Protected Buildings Cost English Households £500m a Year in Energy Bills

A new report has revealed the extent to which strict property regulations are pushing up energy bills and stymieing energy efficiency efforts in older homes. According to new research released today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political …

European Spending On Energy Efficient Building Technologies In 2026 To Near $112 Billion

Already a global leader in building sustainability legislation and initiatives, the European market for energy efficient building technologies is expected to grow from $83.5 billion in 2017 to $111.9 billion in 2026. A new report from Navigant Research examining the market for energy efficient building technologies in Western and Eastern …