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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.
Today almost 16 percent of global energy consumption comes from renewable sources, but the intermittency of renewable energy sources could be a hurdle to continued growth. The good news is there’s been wide ranging innovation to harness natural resources for power and store the energy they produce. Read on to learn more about new geothermal technology and three new technologies that could offer long-term solutions for energy storage.
Today Microsoft Research released a video interview with United Kingdom-based researcher Lucas Joppa that discusses the work and progress Microsoft Research Cambridge has made in recent years around computational ecology.
Late last week the Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) released a report outlining 29 companies, across various industries that have voluntarily incorporated an internal carbon price as a strategic planning tool. This report detailed organizations from oil companies to tech giants, entertainment companies and more that are holding themselves accountable for the carbon pollution released into the environment as a result of daily operations. Today, we are taking our experiences and learnings to the masses and are pleased to release