Energy

  • 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.

  • Lighting makeover for London bridges

    Lighting makeover for London bridges

    Fifteen of London’s iconic bridges are to be illuminated in a new “ground-breaking” project that will transform and invigorate the Thames riverfront. The Illuminated River Foundation and Signify have partnered together to provide connected LED lighting that will light up the historic landmarks via centrally managed software.More than 22,000 connected LED light points, capable of displaying over 16 million colours, will be used to create dynamic lighting effects in the city’s first holistic lighting strategy.

  • Miami is the world’s No.1 city for smart connected streetlights

    The sun-drenched city of Miami has been named as the world's leading city when it comes to implementing smart connected streetlights. Miami beat-off stiff competition from European cities Paris and Madrid to take top spot.

  • Middle East airport to generate LED lighting

    Abu Dhabi International airport is set to launch a ‘first of its kind’ interactive walkway, which will convert the footsteps of passengers into electricity.

  • Philips ‘smart lighting’ illuminates new Chinese bridge

    Dutch technology conglomerate Philips has introduced innovative 'smart lighting' which has illuminated one of China's largest bridges. Phillips Lighting Color Kinetics technology is providing the stunning visual lighting effects which can change up to 16.7 million colors.

  • Renault-Nissan announces joint venture to manufacture ‘electric cars’ in China

    Nissan Motor and Renault have announced details of a joint venture it has established with Chinese automotive firm Dongfeng Motor Group. The primary objective of the joint venture between the three businesses is to develop and manufacture 'electric cars' in the country.

  • Report claims GCC could save billions by switching to ‘smart grids’

    The GCC could save up to US$ 10 billion in infrastructural investment in the coming year through the use of smart grids, according to the MENA Power Industry Outlook.

  • Study claims investment in IoT will generate billions for Lebanon IT market

    Internet of Things investment will support Lebanon's IT market growing to LBP 820 billion by 2019, and will transform daily lives and businesses, industry experts announced during the recent SmartEx Lebanon exhibition.

  • Swiss solutions firm land contract for ‘smart metering’ project in India

    A Swiss multinational technology and smart grid solutions company has landed a lucrative contract for a 'smart metering' infrastructure project in India. Landis+Gyr, is recognized as being a visionary in smart grid solutions and is a global industry leader in metering solutions for electricity, gas water and energy.

  • The Sustainable City, Dubai, unveils its first report on water and energy savings

    The Sustainable City, the Middle East's first fully operational sustainable community, revealed the results of one year of monitoring at the city during WETEX 2017, which ran from 23rd to 25th October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Sustainable City, a joint venture between Diamond Developers and SEE Nexus, participated at WETEX for the second consecutive year with the biggest stand at the exhibition, which took place under the theme 'At the Forefront of Sustainability'.

  • The synergy between telecom and energy: Huawei’s take on emerging trends

    Huawei has released a report on the 10 emerging telecom energy trends in 2025 in an effort to provide a reference for operators on site infrastructure construction.

  • Toyota to begin mass production of electric vehicles in China by 2019

    Japanese multinational car manufacturer, Toyota Motor Corp has confirmed that it will begin its production of electric vehicles on a mass scale in China by 2019. In addition to this, the automotive colossus which is headquartered in Aichi, declared that the electric model it plans to produce will be manufactured for the Chinese market solely.

  • UAE cabinet unveils 10-year AI strategy

    The UAE has adopted a new national AI strategy in the hopes of establishing a brand of artificial intelligence within the nation.

  • UK supermarket to install largest EV charger network

    The largest retail network of electric vehicle (EV) chargers will be rolled out across 600 Tesco stores in the UK within the next three years, it has been announced. The British supermarket has partnered with Volkswagen to provide a charging network that will comprise of 2,400 EV charging bays, and will be installed by UK-based independent public operator, Pod Point. Customers will be able to charge their electric cars using a standard 7kW fast charger for free or benefit from the use of a rapid 50 kW charger for a small cost in line with the market rate.

  • US and European energy companies penetrated by hackers in cyber-attack

    A number of US and European energy companies have been penetrated by a group of sophisticated hackers in a cyber espionage campaign. The cyber-attack successfully infiltrated some of the core systems that control the firms operations according to reports from researchers at security firm Symantec.

  • US city adds intelligence to its streetlight network by deploying IoT

    The US city of Rancho Cucamonga, which is located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has formally announced that it has selected leading Internet of Things technology provider Echelon Corporation to overhaul its existing streetlight network infrastructure.

  • US Department of Energy invests $3m to accelerate development of EV infrastructure

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it will invest $3.2m to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in an effort to assist in the scaling of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure that connects to the grid.

  • US operator set to spend $1bn on addressing climate change

    US telecommunications behemoth Verizon has pledged its commitment to helping the environment in an effort to address climate change by investing $1bn in green-friendly projects.

  • Washington DC earns global award for its leadership in energy and environmental design

    Washington DC has been awarded a global award for its outstanding leadership in energy, sustainability and environmental design. The US capital achieved its sustainability targets under the 'Smarter DC' program - and it now becomes the first ever recipient of the LEED Cities Platinum award.

  • West African city goes green with solar vehicles

    The Ivorian town of Jacqueville, just outside the city of Abidjan, is betting on solar-powered three-wheelers as it looks to replace traditional but noisy and dirty bush taxis to make Abidjan Ivory Coast's premier eco-city.