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A new database from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) documents whether American tap water sources has contaminants that are linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. EWG calls their database the most complete source on the quality of U.S. drinking water, using …
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Smart city development is in full swing, but it appears that city officials are leaving security by the wayside. While the definition of what makes a city “smart” is still up for debate, in general, we often consider it a system of both traditional infrastructure and new, overlaying structures created …
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On April 11, 2017, Schneider Electric inaugurated its annual Innovation Summit at The Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah, bringing together more than 2,500 attendees for the two-day summit that focused on innovations and technologies that cater to the future of energy management, industrial efficiency and environmental sustainability. With speakers and VIP …
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This year’s EU Green Week is clear in its focus: “green jobs for a greener future.” It’s highlighting how environmental policies are helping to create new work opportunities and a demand for new types of competences. Smart city projects are playing a big role in all of this – revolutionising …
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The modern city, says Jie Liu, can be considered a web of networks that should run like a healthy, well-tuned circulatory system. Automobile traffic in this “smart city” should move almost constantly, stopping or slowing as little as possible at traffic lights, on freeway ramps and in traffic circles, says …
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BILLERICA, MA and NEW YORK, NY– CIMCON Lighting, a global provider of intelligent lighting and Smart City technologies, announced a $15 million Series B funding round led by Energy Impact Partners, known as EIP, a collaborative strategic investment firm that counts leading utilities as its limited partners. Lindsay Luger, Managing …
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Global population and urbanization are increasing at a rapid pace. According to UN reports, 54% of world’s population was urban in 2014 and this figure is expected to be 66% by 2050. Global energy demand is expected to follow a similar trend and increase rapidly over the next few decades. …
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The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC), a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages; announced on May 4 that it has joined Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) – the largest electric utility in Illinois, serving the Chicago and Northern Illinois area – in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that …
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Should a bench be more than just a place to sit? For Soofa and its customers, the answer is yes. The Cambridge, MA-based startup makes solar-powered, sensor-equipped benches that double as charging stations for phones and other devices. These “smart” benches can also help municipalities and other partners measure the …
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ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus signed a memorandum of understanding that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar and other infrastructure projects. The memo provides for a collaboration between ComEd and the MMC to develop a pilot for …