An innovative framework agreement to promote electromobility in the city of Valladolid
News 30/5/2018 An innovative framework agreement to promote electromobility in the city of Valladolid

The local Government of Valladolid has approved economic incentives to boost electric mobility in the city.

The dream smart city
News 23/5/2018 The dream smart city

A Smart City is a city where life has become very easy.

How can smart cities finance their transformation?
News 24/4/2018 How can smart cities finance their transformation?

Smart solutions are innovations. Therefore, by nature, they’re often new and untested - which is a scary feature for potential investors, who want safe and predictable results. So what are some attractive financing schemes for “intelligent” cities?

The City for Tomorrow
News 12/2/2018 The City for Tomorrow

On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force. The first global agreement of history to reduce carbon dioxide emissions was based on the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring. Thirteen years later, how do we stand now given the recent developments?

Smart energy starts at home in Nottingham
News 18/1/2018 Smart energy starts at home in Nottingham

In 2015, Nottingham received £5 million of EU Horizon 2020 research funding as one of five lighthouse cities for the Remourban project, to tackle sustainability issues around transport, energy, and ICT

District heating: has its time come?
News 21/12/2017 District heating: has its time come?

Due to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the smart solution

Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans
News 18/12/2017 Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans

Smart innovations are years in the making and require long-term vision. Changes in government and citizens’ sensibilities can halt or alter strategies. So how can they survive to create lasting change?

EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?
News 11/12/2017 EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?

The European Commission stresses the importance of a major “energy democracy” to boost renewables. A process that could also pave the way for alternative finance such as crowdfunding

The Energiesprong approach
News 13/11/2017 The Energiesprong approach

Jane Lumb, head of energy and sustainability policy at Nottingham City Council, discusses a new housing procurement approach being trialled in the region to radically improve the energy efficiency of older homes.

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach
News 31/8/2017 Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach

Ten homes in Sneinton have been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.  Proposed improvements will make the residents of these homes ultra-low energy consumers, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511