Air Pollution Particles Found in Mothers’ Placentas

Scientists have found the first evidence that particles of air pollution travel through pregnant women’s lungs and lodge in their placentas. Toxic air is already strongly linked to harm in foetuses but how the damage is done is unknown. The new study, involving mothers living in London, UK, revealed sooty …

19 Global Cities Commit to Make New Buildings Net-Zero by 2030

The world’s most iconic skylines are going green. Nineteen city leaders from the C40 coalition signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration on Thursday to ensure all new buildings operate with a neutral carbon footprint by 2030. The mayors of Copenhagen, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Montreal, New York City, Newburyport, …

Lithium-Ion Batteries Are Fast Becoming the Worlds New Oil

For an energy source that’s been around for three decades, the lithium-ion battery is only just hitting its stride. It’s worked its way up from primitive cellular phones to cameras and laptops before entering everyone’s pockets inside smartphones. But only now that the electric car has arrived is this energy …

Highly charged: Complaints as Electric Car Points Block City Pavements

Cities across the world are rushing to install charging points to encourage and keep up with demand from increasing numbers of electric vehicles. By the end of last year there were almost 600,000 street charging points globally. But while some cities, such as Paris, are introducing charging points inconspicuously, many …

Paris Joins Other Police Forces By Adding Electric Cars To Its Fleet

16 new Volksvagen e-Golf sedans began patrolling the streets of Paris this past week. They are part of a one year experiment to determine the suitability of electric cars for the demands of police work, according to New Mobility. “We will evaluate with our police officers on a regular base …

Report Shows Half of Public Buses Will be Electric by 2025

The total number of electric buses servicing the public will more than triple by 2025, according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). In 2017, there were 386,000 electric buses in service. The BNEF report predicts that number will balloon to about 1.2 million in the …

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC: ECOSTRUXURE PLATFORM

The speed of adaption to new technologies and their application in business processes gives companies a competitive edge and innovation that is today the key to business success. It is clear that the motifs of digitizing the systems and processes of a company can be significantly different and for this reason, Schneider …