Buildings in Manchester City Centre (not) coloured according to their energy rating I was going through the recently-released energy performance certificate data, and wanted to join the ranks of people who’ve made awesome things with the data. One of the things I …

EPCs in 3D — Help needed! Read more »

At the ideas session for our environment hackday this week, we were joined by Philip Haile of Transition Bath. Philip shared the results of some recent analysis of local school energy usage data. Here’s a summary of what we learned and some… …

Ideas Night: Transition Bath and School Energy Data Read more »

Bristol has twice as many photovoltaic panels on houses than the UK average. It is one reason why Bristol is becoming the country’s leading city for smart and sustainable energy. Department of Energy and Climate Change data shows that in …

Bristol to generate as much solar energy as an average nuclear power station Read more »

Sergio Estella and Jamie Gibson Vizzuality are renowned for releasing open data on the web through beautifully designed, interactive, usable applications and tools. We were honoured when Red Electrica de España (REE), operator of Spain’s electricity grid, asked us to …

Discover Spain’s energy grid, one dataset at a time Read more »

We speak with energy startup Open Utility about how it is creating the UK’s first online market for renewable energy, and the best things about being an ODI Startup The ODI Startup programme supports and promotes open data startups to …

Open Utility: energy, open data and being an ODI Startup Read more »

Remember the 1990s visions of the future? Those first incantations of the sweeping “smart city,” so technologically utopian and Tomorrowland-ish in design? The concept and solutions were pitched by tech titans like IBM and Cisco, cost obscene amounts of money, …

How Startups Are Transforming the Smart City Movement Read more »

The Internet of Things is everywhere, with sensors and communication technologies embedded in all the materials of daily life. Today, the idea of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also everywhere: it is has become one of the most widely-discussed …

The Urban Internet of Things Read more »

Behind every great innovation is a team. And behind successful innovation teams are efficient tools, processes, and most importantly, people. The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative funds projects that make solar energy more affordable and accessible for Americans. As part …

An Innovation Framework That Delivers: The SunShot Catalyst Program Read more »

With greater awareness in the difficulties in making scientific research more reproducible, numerous technical fixes are being suggested to move publishing away from static and often un-reproducible papers to more reproducible digital objects that better fit 21st century technology. New …

Fermenting a Reproducible Research Revolution Read more »

San Francisco jump-started its inaugural City Innovate Summit on June 17 with an international group of mayors and city officials showcasing their latest initiatives and strategies to solve vexing civic challenges. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee laid the groundwork for …

Mayors Report Innovation Challenges at City Innovate Summit Read more »