The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World


Source: IBM 22 December 2014
The New Era in Distributed Generation: Delivering Resources to Every Corner of the World

Increasing global energy demands and growing attention to environmental issues require reliable, high-quality power supplies and the use of...

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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...

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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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.

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...

Adam Newton: A New Lens on Smarter Cities


Source: YouTube 17 December 2014
Adam Newton: A New Lens on 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...

Smarter Cities: An Evening of Debate


Source: Intelligence Squared 16 December 2014
Smarter Cities: An Evening of Debate

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...

Customer Focussed Utilities


Source: IBM 16 December 2014
Customer Focussed Utilities

Two recent IBM research reports, Plugging in the Consumer: Innovating Utility Business Models for the Future, and...

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The Total Economic Impact Of Smarter Planet Solutions: Case Study – Law Enforcement


Source: IBM 16 December 2014
The Total Economic Impact Of Smarter Planet Solutions: Case Study – Law Enforcement

In 2009, IBM commissioned Forrester Consulting to examine the total economic impact organizations can realize by deploying...

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Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city


Source: YouTube 15 December 2014
Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city

How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that...

Three Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities


Source: Sustainable Cities 15 December 2014
Three Promising Pathways to Finance Sustainable Cities

Sustainable, accessible, thriving cities are within our reach by investing in solutions like energy efficiency and integrated public transit.

Smarter, More Competitive Cities


Source: IBM 10 December 2014
Smarter, More Competitive Cities

In our world of seven billion people, the global rural-urban balance of populations has tipped for the first time in favor of cities. About one in...

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Why Cities Can (and Should) Lead the Sustainable Consumption Movement


Source: Shareable 10 December 2014
Why Cities Can (and Should) Lead the Sustainable Consumption Movement

In October, sustainable consumption experts gathered at The Role of Cities in Advancing Sustainable Consumption workshop in Eugene, Oregon.

Collaborating for a Smarter Grid


Source: IBM 9 December 2014
Collaborating for a Smarter Grid

The world has seen significant political and economic change. The global financial crisis has put economic pressure on the energy and...

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Nanotechnology to improve energy efficiency


Source: Vimeo 9 December 2014 Featured
Nanotechnology to improve energy efficiency

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a nanocrystal material that could add a critical energy-saving dimension to...

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Launch Of First Global Standard To Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cities


Source: Sustainable Cities 9 December 2014
Launch Of First Global Standard To Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Cities

Today, the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions was launched.

Unlocking Low-Carbon Growth Through Energy Efficient Cities


Source: Sustainable Cities 8 December 2014
Unlocking Low-Carbon Growth Through Energy Efficient Cities

Urbanization is reshaping the economy, energy systems, and climate of our planet. By 2050, the world’s cities are expected to add 2.5 billion people.

A Comfortably Cool School In Vietnam without Air Conditioning


Source: Dezeen 4 December 2014 Featured
A Comfortably Cool School In Vietnam without Air Conditioning

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia won two awards at the World Architecture Festival last month and in this second interview he discusses...

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The Crystal, London - A Sustainable Cities Initiative


Source: YouTube 3 December 2014 Featured
The Crystal, London - A Sustainable Cities Initiative

Video explaining the role of the Crystal (a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens) in addressing issues of urban regeneration, interviews with...

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The house as mini-power plant - Meet net-zero home builder Les Wold


Source: Green Energy Futures 2 December 2014
The house as mini-power plant - Meet net-zero home builder Les Wold

Les Wold is a part of this second wave of net-zero home builders. At 38-years-old he's a managing partner with Effect Homes...

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