Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 2


Source: ASmarterPlanet.com 19 December 2014
Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 2

In December 2009, Chale was selected as one of only ten communities in the UKto benefit from funding for a project to become a...

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Short-Sighted and Reckless Victory for Health and Climate'


Source: The Energy Collective 19 December 2014
Energy Quote of the Day: 'Short-Sighted and Reckless Victory for Health and Climate'

That’s actually a hybrid quote from opposite ends of the fracking spectrum that came alive recently thanks to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Tesla Model S named 'Most important car of the last 20 years' by The Telegraph


Source: TreeHugger 19 December 2014
Tesla Model S named 'Most important car of the last 20 years' by The Telegraph

It's that time of the year again. Year-end lists of "the best X of 2014" are rolling out, soon to be followed by all kinds of predictions for 2015.

IBM Institute for Business Value: The emergence of the eco-efficient economy


Source: IBM 19 December 2014
IBM Institute for Business Value: The emergence of the eco-efficient economy

In early 2010, IBM brought together leaders from various businesses, institutions and geographies to determine the actions to build a sustainable...

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Personalisation: what can the NHS learn from social care?


Source: The Guardian 19 December 2014
Personalisation: what can the NHS learn from social care?

It’s rare to find a health or care planner who doesn’t talk warmly about the importance of involving people in decision making.

Peru's Climate Leaders Awarded over $11 Million for Low-Carbon Urban Transport


Source: SustainableCities 19 December 2014
Peru's Climate Leaders Awarded over $11 Million for Low-Carbon Urban Transport

Peru was recently awarded €9 million for its urban transport Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) by the German and British NAMA facility.

Elon Musk - Thoughts on transitioning to 100% renewable energy


Source: Elon Musk 19 December 2014
Elon Musk - Thoughts on transitioning to 100% renewable energy

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk offers his thoughts on transitioning to 100% renewable energy...

ScottishPower axes Welsh farm


Source: ReNews 19 December 2014
ScottishPower axes Welsh farm

ScottishPower Renewables has abandoned plans for an up to 78MW wind farm at Dyfnant Forest in Wales.

German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification


Source: BusinessGreen 19 December 2014
German energy use sinks to lowest level since reunification

Energy demand in Germany is set to fall by nearly five per cent over the course of this year, new figures this week predict.

IBM end-to-end security for smart grids


Source: IBM 19 December 2014
IBM end-to-end security for smart grids

The electric grid has been providing reliable electric energy fordecades. Comprising generation, transmission, and...

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Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?


Source: The Energy Collective 19 December 2014
Will World Bank President Dr. Kim Go the Last Mile for Clean Energy Access?

The World Bank is failing to invest enough resources in clean energy access but Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim now has the opportunity to change that

For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids


Source: Reuters 19 December 2014
For North Korea's cyber army, long-term target may be telecoms, utility grids

The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army.

Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 1


Source: YouTube 18 December 2014 Featured
Diary of an Ecoislander: Part 1

In the first of a series of three video blogs, IBM's CTO of Smarter Energy, Andy Stanford-Clark, explains his personal mission to reduce the energy...

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Magical Thinking in the Age of Green


Source: SustainableCities 18 December 2014
Magical Thinking in the Age of Green

We are not in the Age of Aquarius that had brought radical hope about societal change and a turn toward ecology and steady state growth.

How NHS organisations should use social media


Source: The Guardian 18 December 2014
How NHS organisations should use social media

New report analyses top NHS social media users and recommends top tips for engagement and building presence.

NHS Confederation - Healthcare Infographic


Source: Scriberia 18 December 2014
NHS Confederation - Healthcare Infographic

Scriberia mural as featured on the IBM stand at NHS Confederation (4-6 June).

UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels


Source: BusinessGreen 18 December 2014
UK energy use falls, as renewable generation climbs to record levels

Records tumble as new statistics reveal falling energy use, plummeting coal demand, and soaring renewables output.

Commissioning special report: Pressure is on for CCGs to step up in primary care


Source: Health Service Journal 18 December 2014
Commissioning special report: Pressure is on for CCGs to step up in primary care

Clinical commissioning groups need to come to grips with how they will become involved in primary care next year.

Sunand Prasad: What Do We Mean By Smarter Cities?


Source: YouTube 18 December 2014
Sunand Prasad: What Do We Mean By Smarter Cities?

Cities -- dystopia or the best arena for human flourishing? Will all that is worst in city life dominate the future, or will technology allow us to...

Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change


Source: The Energy Collective 18 December 2014
Four Actions that Latin America's Cities Can Explore to Combat Climate Change

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region in the world, with 80 percent of its inhabitants living in cities.

Perfect storms


Source: The Economist 18 December 2014
Perfect storms

AS A sharp winter wind whips up the Irish Sea off the coast of Cumbria, a group of engineers gaze contentedly at their screens.

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