Chicago leads US in energy-efficient office space

Chicago’s percentage of certified green office space increased to 71.1% in 2019, up from nearly 70% last year

Leading businesses team up with London Mayor to go green

The London Business Climate Leaders aim to make the capital the world’s most sustainable city

UK must boost resilience in the face of energy digitalisation

As it becomes increasingly digitalised, the UK has been urged to up its cyber defences to ensure its energy resilience in the future

Innovators wanted to tackle food-water-energy nexus

A new competition is looking for solutions to the food-water-energy nexus. The aim of Belmont Forum and Joint Planning Initiative Urban Europe’s project is to bring together research and innovation from around the world to solve food shortage, water scarcity and energy resource issues in cities. Called the Sustainable Urban Global Initiative/Food-Water-Energy Nexus, it is […]

Mayor of London doubles air quality funding

The Major of London has said he will double funding to improve London’s air quality. Sadiq Khan announced £875 million of spending over the next five years ahead of the draft publication of Transport for London’s (TfL) business plan later this week. That’s an increase from £425 million the previous Mayor allocated to tackle the […]

First Floridian city commits to 100% green energy

A Floridian city has committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy. St. Petersburg is the first city in the state and the 20th in the US to make the commitment, according to the Sierra Club, a group working to get US cities to adopt renewable energy. The city council has allocated $250,000 (£200,000) of BP […]

Progress being made towards Paris climate deal, says IEA

  An expert from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has told ELN progress is being made towards the COP21 climate targets. Kamel Bennaceur, Director for Sustainable Energy Policies and Technologies, said the first clear signs of carbon usage and GDP decoupling can now be seen. He told ELN: “In 2015, despite a worldwide growth of 2 […]

Green partnership to cut energy in cities

Green Building Councils will work with major cities to help save energy in their buildings. Green Building Councils in Colombia, the United Arab Emirates, Poland and South Africa will work with the cities of Bogota, Dubai, Warsaw and Tshwane respectively in a bid to double energy efficiency rates by 2030. A partnership of cities, businesses […]

UK firms to help Indian city cut carbon

Ten UK companies specialising in waste, energy and water management have visited India to work towards sustainable growth in the city of Kolkata. They met with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to discuss potential for collaboration in the low carbon sector and see where their expertise could be used. Rapidly developing Indian cities like Kolkata are said to be the primary engines […]

International coalition launched to boost green cities

An international coalition to boost sustainable cities has been launched. The ‘Coalition for Urban Transitions’ was launched at the Climate Action Summit in Washington and includes more than 20 major institutions such as the UK Department for International Development, New Climate Economy, OECD, Siemens and PwC. It supports decision-makers to meet the goal of unlocking the power of […]