07. July 2017 · Comments Off on Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Should the world promote economic growth or fight climate change? That model of “either/or” thinking may be losing its validity faster than even some experts have imagined. While fossil fuels – coal, oil, gas – still generate roughly 85 percent of the world’s energy supply, it’s clearer than ever that the future belongs to renewable sources such as wind and solar. The move to renewables is picking up momentum around the world: They now account for more than half of new power sources going on line.

Source: Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point’ – CSMonitor.com

22. September 2015 · Comments Off on U.S. Smart Cities Effort Targets Data Apps · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Obama administration this week said it would invest more than $160 million in a U.S. “smart cities” initiative by, among other steps, “harnessing the growing data revolution [and] low-cost sensors.”Along with harnessing big data, the White House said its initiative would fund federal research and more than 25 technology collaborations tied to efforts to ease traffic congestion, reduce crime, manage the effects of climate change, improve the delivery of city services and generally foster economic growth.

Source: U.S. Smart Cities Effort Targets Data Apps

21. September 2015 · Comments Off on The White House Announces New “Smart Cities” Initiative · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

This week, the White House announced a new “Smart Cities” Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research, and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges, such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services. The new initiative is part of the government’s overall commitment to target federal resources to meet local needs and support community-led solutions.

Source: The White House Announces New “Smart Cities” Initiative | News | Mobile Enterprise(ME)

17. September 2015 · Comments Off on Obama pledges $160M to develop ‘Smart Cities’ apps · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Obama administration announced Monday it will invest more than $160 million in a new “Smart Cities” Initiative to build apps aimed at helping improve the quality of life in local communities.

Among the initiative’s goals are helping local communities tackle key challenge such as reducing traffic congestion, fighting crime, fostering economic growth, managing the effects of a changing climate, and improving the delivery of city services. As part of the initiative, the National Science Foundation will make more than $35 million in new grants and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will invest more than $10 million to help build a research infrastructure to develop applications and technology that “smart cities” can use.

Source: Obama pledges $160M to develop ‘Smart Cities’ apps – CNET

08. April 2015 · Comments Off on Smart grids sans apps? That’s not smart enough! · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart metering apps could help make the most of smart grid pilots that will likely take off soon enough.

Electricity generation is one of the eight core infrastructure industries in India and its growth plays a critical role in determining the overall economic growth of the country. Historically, much emphasis has been laid on increasing the installed capacity, which was estimated to be around 259,000 MW in January 2015.

via Smart grids sans apps? That’s not smart enough! – The Economic Times.