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There’s been a recent increase on the advancements of Smart Cities recently and now BMW have even contributed with a new kind of streetlight.
The streetlamp is called Light and Charge and has all the energy saving benefits of a regular LED streetlight but is also an electric car charger.
On Tuesday, an American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source.
Isamu Akasak, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura developed the blue light-emitting diode which led to the development of LED bulbs.
Expanding on their decision to merge their Automotive and LumiLeds divisions, Philips are now creating a separate lighting company as well as merging their consumer and healthcare divisions to make another separate company. Both 'new' companies called Lighting and HealthTech will still be part of the Philips brand.
The International Energy Research Centre Conference recently released a report saying that Europe could use contracts to help companies become more energy efficient.
The IERC promotes the idea of paying no upfront cost but paying back the payment from the money they save in energy bills. The IERC call them Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs).
In a poll, involving 100 UK energy professionals, "LEDs were the most popular choice for energy professionals to save energy over the last year - and they look set to remain favourites for the next 12 months" according to Energy Live News (ELN). Continue reading