Smart city platform to monitor electric mobility
News 17/9/2018 Smart city platform to monitor electric mobility

The focus of this year´s European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September, is “mix and move“, an encouragement for citizens to change how they travel. Boosting electric mobility is crucial for this, and Valladolid, Spain, is testing solutions and aiming to be a “lighthouse” city for clean transport in Europe

Electric mobility: opportunities and challenges
News 17/9/2018 Electric mobility: opportunities and challenges

Emissions generated by transport in Europe are still on the rise, while the electric vehicle sector is struggling to take off. The main obstacles to the spread of e-mobility are the limited batteries on the market and the underdeveloped infrastructure

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

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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