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What makes a smart city? The term has become cemented in the lexicon as information technology continues to play an increasingly important role in the life of cities, especially as the smart grid becomes more prevalent. For instance, consider that 37 million smart meters were installed in the U.S. in the last six years alone. Read on to learn more about five predictions on how smart cities will change in the future and a list of ten countries that have the most balanced energy systems.
What will it take to make sustainability a part of every company’s DNA? Read on to learn more about how the movement to improve workplace safety contains lessons for sustainability professionals and how CSR strategies can improve the bottom line.
When it comes to environmental sustainability, Microsoft operates on the idea that it takes a village to drive success. Today, The Fire Hose released a story on Microsoft employee Sean James and his work with Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS), which focuses on data center energy efficiency and operational excellence
This week, GigaOm reported that startup Gridco has created new grid-level power electronics and a smart management system which will help provide electricity to homes and buildings. The systems will give utilities the ability to “tightly control” the grid’s power flow and to retrieve energy use data. What’s even better is that the system can help utilities integrate solar and wind farms into the grid, addressing existing intermittency issues.