ABB Unveils Enhanced Terra HP Charger

Ideal for highway corridor charging and EV fleets, the new 350 kW Terra HP Generation III delivers a premium charging experience and full support for expanded operator branding. ABB has further evolved its top-selling Terra High Power (HP) charger to offer an elevated experience for consumers and a variety of …

City of London Switches on Energy Efficient Lighting Strategy

A set of innovative proposals to deliver more energy efficient use of lighting for buildings across the Square Mile are being drawn up by the City of London Corporation. The local authority claims its lighting strategy, which was launched for consultation on Friday, is the first of its kind in …

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 …

California Becomes First US State to Ban Incandescent Lightbulbs

California became the first US state to completely ban incandescent light bulbs on Monday, after new energy efficiency standards for lighting came into effect. The rules, which California is introducing two years ahead of the rest of the US, effectively outlaws traditional incandescent and halogen designs in favour of greener, …

IKEA Cooks Up Kitchen Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

IKEA has further expanded its portfolio of green products with the launch this week of a new range of sustainable kitchen fronts made using recycled plastics and wood. The KUNGSBACKA range has been manufactured from recycled PET bottles and reclaimed wood. Around 25 half litre PET bottles are used to …

IKEA Group Announces Fresh €1bn Push to Secure Supplies of Sustainable Materials

IKEA Group has revealed plans to invest a further €1bn in securing long term supplies of sustainable materials by backing projects in forestry, recycling, renewable energy, and biomaterial development. The retail giant today published its annual sustainability report for 2016, including plans for what IKEA refers to as a €1bn …

Poland’s New Solar-Powered Bike Path Glows Bright Blue at Night

Poland—home to some of the most bike-friendly cities in the world—unveiled a gorgeous, glowing bike path near Lidzbark Warminski in the Mazury region last week to help nighttime cyclists get from A to B. The 100-meter track, created by construction company TPA Instytut Badan Technicznych in Pruszkow, is still in …