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The German automaker's long view of sustainability includes integrating renewable energy into production facilities and tapping vehicle-to-grid technologies.
Microgrids -- where an electrical grid operates in "island" mode -- offer increased reliability for mission critical facilities and can help cities prepare for the next superstorm.
by Peter Asmus
Investors may be back-pedaling away from the term "cleantech," but financial interest and innovation in digital transportation, smart energy and collaborative consumption is at an all-time high.
A crowd-sourced pitch competition, complete with "clap-o-meter" judging, pits nine disruptive startups in digital transportation, smart energy systems and collaborative consumption. And the winner is…
Information technology, data collection and new PACE financing mechanisms are poised to make buildings smarter.
Think cleantech is over? You haven't seen the new generation of digital cleantech startups, where software meets energy
How does technology convergence change the nature of cities and suburbs, and how we live, work, travel, play and shop? A new report says innovation is coming to a neighborhood near you.
by Joel Makower
AutoGrid Systems is the newest startup to tackle the big (and unstructured) data smart grid challenge.
A Netherlands pilot project allows for hyperlocal energy transactions -- think of it as an eBay model for buying and selling electricity.
Reducing IT’s energy consumption is synonymous with cutting costs -- and carbon. Data Center Infrastructure Management is the tool that can help IT managers and CFOs make that happen.
At our recent VERGE São Paulo event, leaders from IBM, GE and WWF <font color='#333333' face='Arial, Times New Roman, Times, sans-serif'><font>agreed that private sector collaboration is needed to help spur advancements in sustainable technology.</font></font>
Companies like Echelon are expanding into international markets. Can other manufacturers take advantage of the rising demand?
How to save tens of billions of dollars, create a catalyst for the renewable energy industry, improve utility profitability, strengthen security and slow global climate change.
by Greg Kats
Sensors, mobile applications and new communication technologies are delivering dynamic new, cost-effective transportation options.
Blackstone acquisition of Vivint for $2B shows enormous potential big players are seeing in field.
by Aaron Tilley
With cities growing more crowded, many are looking to IT to map problems and find solutions
by Lenika Cruz
Convergence of smart grid technologies promise smarter cities by reducing carbon emissions and operating costs and better management of electricity, gas and water resources
Spray-on lithium ion batteries, robot arms that adjust solar panels and recycling rare earth metals are just a few of the latest developments in smart energy.
by Liz Enbysk
Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls, Siemens and IBM are among the vendors looking to gain ground in the smart building managed services market -- expected to reach $1.1 billion by 2020.
by Derek Top
Large commercial building owners, like McGraw Hill and Alcoa, are taking a novel approach to industrial demand response to reap financial rewards upwards to $500,000 annually.
by Colin Meehan
Envision this: Charlotte is a citywide initiative offering innovative approaches in the quest to reduce energy and water consumption and attract businesses.
by Jesse Berst