World Economic Forum attendees to travel in (sustainable) style

Electric vehicles will be used to transport delegates around the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland

World ‘sleepwalking into catastrophe’ over climate inaction

The World Economic Forum warns extreme weather events, exacerbated by climate change, is the risk most likely to happen over the next 10 years

Internet of Things competition searches for bright ideas

A new challenge is open to find ideas to help decarbonise and improve cities’ environmental footprints. ‘Internet of Things (IoT) for Greener Cities’ is a new challenge launched by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It aims to find and develop cutting edge technologies, based on the IoT and other digital innovations, which could be introduced […]

New partnership to help boost China’s green policies

A new collaboration aims to help China boost its environmental policies. The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the China Council for International Co-operation on Environment and Development (CCICED) – an advisory to the Chinese Government – have signed an agreement to focus on how circular and sharing economy models can create a more resource efficient […]

‘Continued green co-operation needed’ says China

The President of China has outlined the need for continued international cooperation on climate change. Xi Jinping formally opened this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland by underscoring Chinese commitments to decarbonisation. He contrasted these efforts with President-elect Donald Trump’s call for increased usage of fossil fuels and his tendency to downplay the risks of global […]

Europe needs Energy Union says IBERDROLA boss

The boss of Spanish energy firm IBERDROLA believes Europe needs the Energy Union make its economy more competitive with other regions. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos yesterday, Ignacio Galán declared: “Europe needs an Energy Union with a single regulatory body and a common set of rules.” The chief executive of IBERDROLA, which […]

Using a computer with your brain… and energy storage make list of tech game changers

Super light cars and national-scale electricity storage have been named among the top 10 emerging technologies of the year. The World Economic Forum has picked out the ideas and devices it reckons will reshape the future. It includes computer interfaces operated by the power of thought and a new technique for extracting metals along with […]

Dave drools over shale gas at Davos

David Cameron believes copying North America’s shale gas boom is central to Europe and the UK clawing back jobs and investment. In a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where world leaders and economists gathered this week, the Prime Minister positioned shale gas as key to Britain becoming the “Re-Shore Nation”. Mr […]

Opower saves two terawatt hours of energy

Home owners using software by US technology provider Opower have saved more than two terawatt hours of energy. The firm’s behaviour-influencing energy efficiency programme includes an online hub which users can check in to look at home energy reports and SMS text alerts about energy use. Saving two TWhs is the same as taking all […]

UK smart homes firm wins global award

The World Economic Forum has picked a UK ‘smart’ home energy management firm as a 2013 Tech Pioneer, naming it one of the “world’s most innovative technology start-ups”. Every year WEF recognises pioneering tech firms for innovation in IT, energy and environment and health. Yesterday it picked 23 industry-changing companies for their potential to transform […]