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Tesla opens downtown Chicago charging station

NEW YORK — Tesla Inc. opened electric charging stations in downtown Chicago and in Boston on Monday, the beginning of an effort to attract urban …

Tesla

Vodafone whitepaper hails role of IoT in delivering personalised healthcare treatments

Computer Weekly<p>Follow:<p>Internet of things (IoT) devices could provide patients suffering with long-term illnesses with access to more personalised …

Digital Health

Quality is more important than quantity in the connected home

The issue for home IOT devices is trust and ease of use says Kevin Cunningham, managing director at SQS, andperceived problems of the connected home, …

Internet of Things

What Utilities Can Do to Protect Smart Meter Data

By Phil GoldsteinUtility companies need to take steps to protect customers’ data as smart meter adoption grows.

Business Technology

No more excuses for the city's biggest energy hogs

The cost of efficiency upgrades can be baked into mortgages<p>A recently leaked federal report on climate change made clear that unless the world unites …

Real Estate

Sustainability finance lessons, from Adidas to Starbucks

Green bonds are just one creative approach retailers are taking to boost sustainability.

Sustainable Business

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

Roads

How the sky can help make air conditioners at least 20% more efficient

Specially designed fluid-filled roof panels can help make air conditioning significantly more efficient, according to new research.<p>These panels work …

How Drones Could Shape the Next Generation of Solar Power Cells

Their relatively short flying time makes them the perfect testing ground.<p>Sam Stranks and his team at the University of Cambridge hope they’re on the …

How Home Depot has remained ‘Amazon-proof’

For Home Depot, Amazon doesn’t seem to be as big of a threat as it is for fashion retailers and department stores. The home improvement chain’s …

After Irma, it's time to take our power grid underground

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Irma took a dramatic toll on Florida's electric grid, with as many as 15 million people losing power. It struck almost 16 years after 9/11, when New York's power grid was adversely affected by the horrific terrorist attacks.<p>It's worth examining the differences between restoring …

Natural Gas

Should the US put power lines underground?

It is the height of a highly destructive hurricane season in the United States. The devastation of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana caused nearly …

What Happens If Trump Imposes Solar Tariffs? In a Word: Chaos

Investors are starting to seriously worry about the damage U.S. tariffs could do to the solar industry, and with good reason.<p>According to Axios, …

High-tech canopy helps generate solar power while providing shade

A prototype of the “Sun&Shade” was just unveiled in Dubai<p>Imaginative architect and designer Carlo Ratti has had some bonkers ideas over the past year, including an exercise-powered gym barge and a mile-high skyscraper park. But his latest project is on the sunnier side of feasibility. Literally.<p>The …

What Is OLED Lighting and How is It Different from LEDs? - Green Homes

LED lighting has been a key factor in the energy-use revolution over the last decade. It’s amazing to think that something as innocuous as a light …

Energy Efficiency Gamification Market Global Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecast, 2016-2026 - Press Release

Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the “Energy Efficiency Gamification Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment …

Researchers discover over 170 million exposed IoT devices in major US cities

Webcams, medical devices, routers and databases are only some of the devices on show.<p><b>VIDEO: Major US cities are plagued by millions of exposed IoT</b> …