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San Jose trials out streetlight-top smarter city system

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

San Jose is aiming to become a full fledged smart city by introducing technology from a home-grown start. According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, the city is working with Internet of Things start-up anyCOMM, to introduced smart devices that collect a range of information from all around the city. The devices, […]

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Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

| May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report calls for investment in clean energy to be tripled to $1.2 trillion annually through 2030 to give more than one billion people worldwide access to electricity and help prevent global warming. Source: Report: Triple investment in clean energy to $1.2 trillion – Yahoo News

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‘Tech inter-operability standards vital for smart cities’ | ET Telecom

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few years ago the buzz was around smart homes that detect human presence to adjust lighting, start appliances such as air-conditioner and save water and ele.. According to this report by the telecoms section of the Economic Times of India, a recent event organised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers on the […]

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How Tata Docomo transforms mobile sites to cut energy costs | ET Telecom

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tata Docomo has spent some Rs 100 crore, or about US$15.8 million, in the last 18 months to “green” 10,000 sites under an initiative called Project Optimus. The project’s goal was to reduce the carbon of the sites located across 20 circles, or regions, in India. The project has resulted in annualised savings of Rs […]

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Australia and New Zealand to spend big on smart grid infrastructure – report

| May 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new report by Northeast Group estimates that Australia and New Zealand will invest some US$6.8 billion in smart grids over the next decade. According to the analysts, New Zealand is a top market for smart energy infrastructure, with smart meters reaching nearly all homes. More importantly, New Zealand achieved its success on the back […]

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Huawei innovation chief talks smart cities, reports Mobile World Live

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mobile World Live reports that Huawei is making a strong push in the smart city space. The firm’s director of strategy and innovation told attendees at the Broadband Asia event that smart cities and related technologies are becoming a key growth area for the vendor. While he acknowledges that emerging trends such as Internet of […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Greenpeace says YouTube, Netflix are destroyer of the environment because we love streaming so much…

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we all know by now, Netflix and YouTube are bad for the environment because they make us get online and watch more cat videos and obscure movies that you would never watch if you had to pay the full price of a theater ticket. “The rapid transition to streaming video models, as well as […]

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Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
Telenor Connexion helps Leading Light develop smart street lighting

Leading Light has partnered with Telenor Connexion to develop a connected lighting solution launching in 2015. ActiveLights online will reduce the maintenance cost and provide new information services that are requested by customers. Leading Light is an innovator within climate-smart lighting solutions. The energy efficient solutions are used by municipalities, utilities and companies, helping these […]

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Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

Siemens will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The customer for this onshore project in Indiana is Pattern Energy. With a capacity of 150 megawatts, the wind power plant will provide Amazon Web Services’ data center with eco-friendly electricity. Installation is scheduled to begin in July. Commissioning […]

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