Issue No. 12 | 2019

News of tomorrow

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21.06.2019 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL

Subsidy-Free Green Power May Be Closer Than You Think in Germany

For the first time, the cost of electricity coming from wind and solar farms is set to fall below wholesale prices in Germany. It's a sign that clean energy goals may be delivered without much more financial support from the government in the years ahead.

Cars of the future that will help fight climate change

Experts tell us that cars will change more in the next decade than they have in the past century. And that's probably just as well, since cars account for a significant proportion of global carbon dioxide emissions.

Public-private tensions in smart city collaboration

Private startups can help governments alleviate the pressures of urbanisation and improve the quality of city life, but partnerships between the two sectors are not always straightforward.

How can city dwellers help with climate change? Buy less stuff.

Cities can play a major role in the global effort to curb climate change, a new report says - and a major step they can take is helping their inhabitants consume a whole lot less stuff by making changes in the way cities are run.

What can cities learn from Amazon HQ?

With the backlash from Amazon HQ fresh in our minds, it's time to strategically think about how lessons from corporate innovations and digital technology services can improve and inform urban life in a way that puts people front and center.

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