• New York State Department of Environmental Conservation accepting applications for the 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards

    The Environmental Excellence Awards are one way New York State makes the environment a priority and promotes the protection of natural resources. To date, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has honored 92 organizations that are leading by example and inspiring their industries and communities. Businesses, not-for-profit organizations, academic organizations, health care […]

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  • North America to Lead Growth in Energy Markets Thanks To Smart Grids

    Energy Management Systems Market forecast for 2018 to 2023 was recently released by 360 Research Reports. Owing to the increasing use of smart grid services, growing competition among industrial enterprises, and supporting government policies and incentives associated with energy efficiency, the market is expected to witness considerable growth in the future. According to the report, […]

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  • Volvo Autonomous bus

    Volvo Starts Testing Self-Driving Electric Bus

    Yesterday, Volvo unveiled its first self-driving passenger bus, which will soon begin trials on the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) campus in Singapore. The 85 passenger Volvo 7900 Electric bus is equipped with sensors and navigation controls that are managed by a comprehensive artificial intelligence (AI) system. Ensuring maximum safety and reliability, the AI system is also protected with cyber security […]

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  • Blueprints for Sustainable City Planning at the New City Energy Project Resource Library

    The City Energy Project partnered with 20 cities and counties across the U.S. to create and implement customized, impactful energy efficiency policies and programs. The lessons learned, and best-in-class practices are now distilled into the City Energy Project Resource Library. The City Energy Project is a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities […]

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  • Non-profit in Buffalo promotes renewable energy and sustainable lifestyles

    PUSH Buffalo works at the grassroots level to create and implement a comprehensive revitalization plan in the city. Buffalo currently has more than US$40 million invested in green infrastructure, among other environmental and sustainable projects. The executive director of PUSH Buffalo outlines recent notable projects including developing New York State’s first 100% affordable 65-kw community solar […]

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  • Public ev charging infrastructure is the next step for urban mobility

      As the car industry is undergoing profound changes, so is the infrastructure that surrounds and supports it. In large metropolitan areas, car ownership has been declining vis-à-vis the growth of car sharing services. Uber and Lyft, the two giants of the sharing economy, have also been promoting the electrification of their fleet for some […]

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  • Cities Initiative to Deploy 2.8GW of Renewables by 2021

    The newly launched American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator aims to reach 2.8 gigawatts of renewables being deployed by cities nationwide by 2021. The program spearheaded by  Rocky Mountain Institute, World Resources Institute and the city of Minneapolis, is backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies which has committed $70 million to encourage climate action at the municipal level. Read more …

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  • Scooters, an urban solution to fight climate change

      When it comes to smart sustainable cities, urban scooter-sharing services are one of the trending topics this year. Many metropolitan areas are seeing concrete advantages in terms of traffic reduction and increased public transport use from the implementation of scooter and bike sharing programs.   Read more …

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  • Naples Bay restoration project wins the Silver Envision award for living shoreline and wetland restoration

    The Naples Bay Restoration and Water Quality Improvements at the Cove Project in Naples, Florida recently received the Envision Silver Award for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). To reach Silver status, a project must demonstrate that it delivers a heightened range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the host and […]

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  • Bike-sharing changes transit patterns

    A new study from the University of Kentucky finds that the introduction of bike-sharing services in urban areas reduces bus and light-rail ridership, while it increases the use of subways and trains. Read more …

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