Energy

  • “It’s our responsibility to apply technology that enhances people’s lives” – Nokia CEO

    Nokia today published its annual sustainability report, covering the company's sustainability performance in 2017 and focusing on four priority areas: improving people's lives with technology, protecting the environment, conducting our business with integrity, and respecting our people.

  • A lighting makeover for China city

    A lighting makeover for China city

    Shanghai has received an upgrade in energy efficient lighting. The connected architectural system will illuminate over forty of Shanghai’s iconic buildings throughout the city’s financial and tourist districts and three of its bridges.

  • Bee’ah launches new project to support Sharjah recycling initiative

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, has launched a new project to enhance waste segregation and recycling practices, to supplement the efforts of the company’s ongoing residential recycling programme.

  • Bee’ah, Tabreed sign agreement on energy-efficient cooling projects in Sharjah

    Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, and National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in the UAE, have signed a partnership agreement to jointly explore the development of large-scale district cooling projects in the Emirate of Sharjah.

  • Beijing authorities to introduce new energy legislation aimed at reducing coal consumption

    Chinese government officials have tabled legislation focused on 'energy efficiency' which has been specifically formulated in an effort to reduce Beijing's consumption of coal. The document which was drafted by members of the Beijing Municipal Government, firmly feel the legislation proposed will cut the capital's coal consumption to below 5 million tons by 2020.

  • Centrica and Mixergy to deploy smart hot water tanks in UK households

    Centrica, UK energy firm, has announced that it will roll out new smart hot water tanks to track hot water levels and help consumers better understand their usage within their households.

  • China completes first-phase of 250-acre solar farm aimed at tacking air pollution crisis

    China has completed the first-phase of a massive energy project specifically aimed at solving the persist problem it has with air pollution in the country. The construction of a 250-acre solar farm which has been uniquely designed in the shape of a giant panda - also hopes to eliminate the country's dependence on coal.

  • Chinese solar equipment manufacturer moves into the electric vehicles sector

    China’s GCL, a leading solar equipment manufacturer, is considering to move into the electric vehicle sector, more specifically public transport and delivery vehicles, given its knowledge in energy, a step that will make it rise above its competitors in this industry.

  • Deployment of ‘smart lampposts’ could save Europe €2.1bn every year

    The deployment of 'smart lampposts' could potentially save Europe €2.1bn every year according to analysis which was conducted by Sharing Cities, a Europe-wide Smart Cities organization. The comprehensive report highlights that currently Europe spends around $3bn on street lighting on an annual basis.

  • Deployments of smart energy meters follow an upward trend in Europe

    According to a new report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, yearly shipments of smart energy meters in Europe will reach a record level of 31.3 million units in 2018. Smart electricity meter shipments grew 16% compared to the previous year to 22.2 million units. At the same time, smart gas meter shipments increased 9% to 9.1 million units. Growth in both segments will be sustained into 2019 and 2020, driven by ongoing large-scale rollouts in multiple countries.

  • EU signs €50m program in bid to accelerate rural electrification of African country

    The European Union has pledged its support behind the rural electrification of Tanzania by signing a program worth €50m to support the ambitious project aimed at providing local residents with access to modern energy.

  • European capital city set to launch pioneering ‘smart city’ solutions

    Officials in the Finnish capital city of Helsinki have confirmed that they will introduce pioneering 'smart city' solutions in an effort to reduce its energy usage by 10-20%. Helsinki is one of three European Lighthouse Cities, and it has finalized its plans for a three-year implementation project which has been specifically designed to transform energy performance in targeted urban areas.

  • European city introduces energy storage system

    The largest European energy storage system in a commercial building was inaugurated in Amsterdam at the city’s Johan Cruijff ArenA by industry giants Nissan, Eaton, BAM, The Mobility House and the Johan Cruijff ArenA, supported by the Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund (AKEF) and Interreg.

  • European island to boast a smart electric ecosystem

    An innovative program dubbed "FlexMob'île" launched by Groupe Renault, Morbihan Energie, Les Cars Bleus and Enedis was announced recently as part of an initiative aiming at establishing a smart electric ecosystem on the French island of Belle-Île-en-Mer. Residents and visitors of the island will be able to drive electric cars powered by a network of charging stations. Furthermore, energy will be produced by solar panels installed on the roofs of buildings.

  • Green chargers to be installed soon in Dubai police stations

    Dubai Police stations will soon be equipped with electric vehicle charging stations thanks to a partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The MoU signed on the occasion builds on the strategic partnership between DEWA and Dubai Police to establish a comprehensive plan that supports Dubai's futuristic vision and the shared efforts of DEWA and Dubai Police in promoting sustainability by encouraging the public to use environmentally friendly electric vehicles. The move also supports the strategic objective to promote sustainable development in Dubai.

  • HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens world's largest Solar Park in Dubai

    HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has officially opened the world's largest Solar Park in Dubai - which will generate clean and renewable energy that according to officials involved in the project will ultimately pave the way for a more ‘stable electricity tariff rate' in the long run. The second phase of the park was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The inauguration ceremony coincided with the International Day of Happiness - and the innovative Solar Park reflects a new era in the excellence and leadership of the UAE.

  • Homeowners to sell back excess electricity thanks to energy start-up

    Homeowners will be turning their homes into personal power stations and cutting electricity bills by up to 80 per cent, thanks to a Virgin Startup-backed renewable energy company Resilience.

  • Huawei redefines energy through innovation at WEC 2019

    Huawei launched a series of 5G and AI-based innovative energy solutions at World Energy Congress 2019, under the theme 'Innovation Is Redefining Energy'. Huawei collaborated with over 70 energy ministers, 500 energy CEOs, and numerous partners, with these attendees coming from over 150 countries to expand the vision driving sustainable energy development by innovative ICT.

  • Huawei release industry-leading transport solution for ‘smart grids’

    Chinese telecommunications vendor and technology leader Huawei has partnered with Kenya Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. in an effort to provide a comprehensive analysis of the key factors of power communications network construction.

  • Iceland deploys ‘fast chargers’ to cope with country’s adoption of electric vehicles

    Iceland has been forced to deploy new 'fast charging' infrastructure across its capital Reykjavik, following the rapid increase and adoption of electric vehicles in the country. Iceland's government has been aggressively pursuing the electrification in its transport sector, and Icelandic motorists are acutely aware of the benefits of moving away from fossil-fuel powered cars towards clean electric vehicles.