SmartPlanet stories related to the institutions, policies, procedures and technologies used to facilitate interaction -- governance, information, transparency and accountability, and more -- between elected officials and their constituents.
Deploying smart city infrastructure is a no brainer on paper. However, the security risks need to be addressed, according to a Forrester Research report.
1 | August 11, 2010 3:00am |
SunPower will install a 15-megawatt solar power system on an Arizona Air Force base. The installation will be the largest at a U.S. government facility.
6 | August 10, 2010 8:40am |
Solazyme has raised another US$52M from investors to support broadening business growth for its create to create bulk amounts of renewable oil.
August 9, 2010 2:42pm |
Cleantech firms seek to reuse a variety of rare, potentially toxic materials. New businesses emerge as manufacturers prepare for modules' end of life.
1 | August 9, 2010 1:28pm |
Korean auto giant Hyundai said its entire U.S. lineup would average at least 50 miles per gallon by 2025, a more than 50 percent improvement from its current fleet.
9 | August 9, 2010 7:03am |
Smart gas meters, designed to better manage the natural gas grid, are expected to proliferate in the next six years.
6 | August 9, 2010 4:23am |
The scrutiny over high fructose corn syrup will only increase with a new Cancer Research article, written by UCLA scientists, linking fructose to cancer.
20 | August 6, 2010 9:02am |
The Pentagon demanded that WikiLeaks "return" all the leaked Afghan war logs, apparently under the impression that not all possible damage has been done.
4 | August 6, 2010 12:35am |
China is the world's largest wind power market, according to the Department of Energy. And research firm iSuppli expects China to stay No. 1 for a good time to come courtesy of government support.
8 | August 5, 2010 12:35pm |
The food production giant is exploring how the waste in its operations -- namely inedible fats and greases -- could become a source of renewable energy.
4 | August 5, 2010 12:33pm |
Millions of Americans engage in a health "black out period," starting around age 20, usually lasting until about 40, sometimes extending well into middle age. This costs us all money
37 | August 5, 2010 8:36am |
IBM and Aetna subsidiary ActiveHealth will roll out an on-demand clinical decision support suite aimed at medical practices, hospitals and government healthcare providers.
August 4, 2010 9:01pm |
During the 2009 swimming season, states and territories closed beaches more than 6,000 times, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. What does that mean for your coastal vacation this...
8 | August 4, 2010 2:00am |
Increasingly, local governments say producers and actual consumers -- not all taxpayers -- should pick up the disposal tab.
5 | August 3, 2010 12:17pm |
Before flying cars start appearing above our rooftops, we're likely to see pilotless drones adopted for commercial purposes.
8 | August 3, 2010 10:09am |
What's going to get the world out of its water pollution pickle? Technology innovation and the private sector. John Cronin of the Beacon Institute said fixing water will need "a massive investment...
1 | August 3, 2010 9:04am |
Companies have until mid-September to comment on proposed third-party certification.
August 3, 2010 4:27am |
A former NSA computer espionage expert was asked how long and how much money it would take to bring down America's cyber infrastructure. The answer is not encouraging.
26 | August 2, 2010 8:26pm |
State and territorial CIOs say budgets are tight and getting tighter, but this actually frees them up to pursue new approaches, such as shared services, cloud computing, and social collaboration.
August 2, 2010 3:02pm |
There is an enormous amount of low-hanging fruit when it comes to saving money in American health care, and insurers now have a real incentive to pick it.
43 | August 2, 2010 8:34am |