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The Mayor of London’s Office is today calling on entrepreneurs and innovative businesses to enter a 'smart cities’ competition that could see their ideas adopted by major regeneration projects across the capital.
UK-based tech start-up, Open Utility, is a step closer to launching the first renewable electricity peer-to-peer online marketplace, having secured half a million pounds of funding from the Government and other sources.
The stench of hypocrisy is wafting around social networking giant Facebook over its approach to climate change, writes the Guardian's Jo Cofino.
Over £30,000 ($50,000) is on the table for tech start-ups striving to address sustainability in the first such venture to be sponsored by Unilever.
Laptop-sized product monitors customer's energy usage and can cut it off in times of high demand – and the client gets paid for it.
Last month, tech companies got together and within 48 hour notice over 200 leading developers unlocked collaboration and innovation to share data and find the best and most efficient ways to tackle the UK flood crisis. Tyler Christie, ceo of big data firm Amee, asks why the sustainability community is so bad at sharing intelligence that could benefit both it and the rest of society.
A UK start-up based in London’s Tech City is developing a renewable energy peer-to-peer online marketplace to bring fairer, greener and cheaper energy to all.
Apple has opened up its iPhone trade-in scheme to UK shoppers, giving traders money for their old Apple handsets with up to £175 towards the purchase of a new iPhone.
Server farms could revolutionise sustainability with easy steps, claim researchers as Apple reveals pioneering solar farm.
The Nokia 301 is to become the first mass-market handset to be sold without a phone charger as part of an environmental move to cut down on unnecessary mains charging units flooding the market.
Last month, Energy Secretary Ed Davey announced the rollout of smart meters was to be delayed by the another year. David Green, Business Development Director, SmartReach, explains why he believes the delay is a sensible move that will increase confidence that the programme will actually deliver the anticipated benefits.
Consumer goods giant Unilever has launched an industry-first app that could help the fight against food waste.
Sony has become the latest major manufacturer to join O2’s campaign to rid the market of unnecessary mobile phone chargers.
A Scottish start-up, Linknode has created 3-D software that it claims could revolutionise the wind farm development industry and take the politics out of the equation.
Friends of the Earth is claiming victory in a major green supply chain probe that it says links manufacturers of smartphones with the destruction of tropical forests and coral.