Coronavirus forces Chevron to send London staff home

‘Work-from-home’ trend spreads to London as the oil giant asks 300 staff to self-isolate as a precaution against coronavirus

Water way to cut plastic pollution at Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Group aims to cut the amount of waste produced at the site

Canary Wharf aims to be ‘world’s first’ plastic-free commercial centre

It has committed to helping local businesses and retailers to remove or replace at least three items of single-use plastic products

Canary Wharf trials plastic straw phase-out

It has asked all restaurants, bars and coffee shops on its estate to get involved

UK’s first solar bus shelter opens in Canary Wharf

A new bus shelter featuring solar glazing has officially been opened in London’s Canary Wharf. It has been built using innovative transparent photovoltaic glass that is said to generate renewable electricity even in low and ambient light. It is capable of producing 200KWh of power every year, enough for the average home in the capital. […]

Solar-powered smart benches re-energise London

Solar-powered benches which re-charge mobile devices have been installed in Canary Wharf, London. The ‘Strawberry Smart Benches’ also track air quality and noise levels and include an emergency call button linked to the Canary Wharf Help Estate Centre. They are located at Jubilee Park, Cabot Square, Westferry Circus and in front of Crossrail Station and are a […]

Canary Wharf smart city innovators bag £100k

Canary Wharf will trial two technologies as part of a project that aims to find some of the best emerging smart city products. Demand Logic and SEaB Energy have won the second phase of the Cognicity Challenge, bagging £50,000 each. Demand Logic helps businesses reduce their electricity use by “intelligently” monitoring and controlling non-essential output, […]

Canary Wharf gets ‘smarter’ with cleantech challenge

Plans to turn Canary Wharf into a test bed for “smart” technologies have taken a step forward with 12 finalists revealed. The Cognicity Challenge will see the clean tech start-ups move into One Canada Square where they will work on their ideas for 12 weeks. The finalists include an electric minicab firm, a group that […]

World’s ‘largest’ solar-powered boat visits London

A solar-powered boat, believed to be the largest of its kind in the world, arrived in London over the weekend following a scientific expedition. The MS Turanor PlanetSolar is made up of 809 solar panels, which can generate up to 480kWh of energy on a sunny day. It smashed the world record by crossing the […]