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SMART 2020

Enabling the low carbon society through information and communication technologies

Whether ICT is used to drive behaviour change or efficiency, it will be a crucial enabling force behind the transition to a viable society that breaks our reliance on fossil fuels. Molly Webb and industry guests are the authors of the blog. Molly co-authored the SMART 2020 report and directs The Climate Group's work on ICT and climate change.

  • Energy information for all

    Date
    18 December 2009

    On Dec 15th, we joined GE, Google, NRDC and a host of others to support a call for governments to provide citizens with real-time energy information.

    European Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Workshop
  • The future started 40 years ago

    Date
    03 November 2009

    Last week seemed like most other weeks, but it was the 40th anniversary of something that changed all of our lives. October 29th marked the day when 40 years ago, the first ARPANET message was sent, and voila!, the birth of the internet.

    buildings
  • International cooperation in energy regulation

    Date
    23 October 2009

    This may not yield results in practice, but in theory this is an interesting development.

    EU agrees renewable energy target
  • Energy crisis in Britain

    Date
    17 August 2009

    Today's UK Renewable Energy Strategy says this about the power grid which is a key enabler of renewable electricity, heat and transport energy, from small to large scale.

    UK
  • Will renewable targets be possible without smart grid?

    Date
    15 July 2009

    Today's UK Renewable Energy Strategy says this about the power grid which is a key enabler of renewable electricity, heat and transport energy, from small to large scale.

    CBRE smarter buildings
  • Seoul CUD conference: urban climate change solutions

    Date
    21 May 2009

    Seoul is welcoming 200 delegates from 24 countries to the Connected Urban Develoment conference hosted by Cisco this week.

    Conference of the Reducers
  • Efficiency and the holy grail

    Date
    15 May 2009

    ACEEE put out another great report this week in the general area of ICT and climate change, but this time focusing specifically on semiconductors.

    ICT
  • Orange juice, newspapers and google search

    Date
    12 May 2009

    Urs Holzle has updated google's previous post on the impact of their search today under the title "Energy and the Internet", comparing it to other daily consumables and activities.

    Newspaper stack
  • Business for Environment

    Date
    28 April 2009

    The B4E summit last week featured a great line up of business leaders, NGOs and UN representatives to highlight the opportunities for business to tackle climate change.

    Green Medal Award
  • EV hype needs the smart grid

    Date
    16 April 2009

    We need a 'smart' grid if we hope to get the kind of solutions in electric vehicles that we've seen hyped over the last month or so.

    India night EVs

India – A low carbon leader

In this blog, expert commentators such as our India Director Krishnan Pallassana critically examine the political environment for domestic climate action as well as share updates from our Bijli program.

The Clean Revolution

While not updated as frequently as our others, in this blog, various colleagues and partners share thoughts on our three-year Clean Revolution Campaign.

  • US Climate Policy

    The Climate Group’s Head of US Policy, Evan Juska, and guests analyze the latest US climate policy developments and trends. 

  • SMART 2020

    Head of Smart Technologies, Molly Webb writes this SMART 2020 blog on how ICT is a crucial enabling force behind the transition to a viable society that will break our reliance on fossil fuels. 

  • Sustainable Mobility

    From breaking technology news to global policy changes, our bloggers explore the accelerating Clean Revolution in transport

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