Tag: renewable energy


Smart Utilities establish a new connection between Sejong and Sofia

In March, Sejong and Sofia met again to discuss Smart Utilities. In this meeting, Sofia presented about Smart Utilities and Green Energy while Sejong presented about Renewable Energy. Both cities focused on the topic of Smart Utilities, with diverse project examples and upcoming renewable energy plans. Through this meeting, cities also showed great interest and indicated to continue discussion on...

Biomass for energy, carbon offset in forests, a carbon positive future and electric cars were discussed in webinar by Turku and Nagano

The cities of Nagano in Japan and Turku in Finland held a webinar to compare climate policies and to discuss possible areas for cooperation. Both cities are in the process of reviewing and updating their climate plans. Kazuhiro Yoshihara, Senior Staff, Environmental Protection and Climate Change Policy Section, presented the Zero Carbon 2050 Strategy of Nagano City. Nagano experienced in...

Four cities kick-off their collaboration for hydrogen and open innovation under IURC

On 1 February 2022, the cities of Koriyama (Japan), Toyota (Japan), Essen (Germany) and Grenoble-Alpes Metropole (France) officially kicked off their collaboration to develop a hydrogen society and promote open innovation. Hydrogen is an essential vector for freeing our societies from fossil fuels and effectively initiating the energy transition. Dialogue and actions that transcend national boundaries are required to remove...

Toyota, Japan & Grenoble-Alpes Metropole, France

Smart city solutions for people, industry and the environment For their city-to-city cooperation in the IUC programme, Toyota and Grenoble-Alpes Metropole were interested in developing smart city solutions for a sustainable city through innovation and creation of new businesses. They shared experience in renewable energy such as networking of hydrogen labs and startups, hydrogen fleet deployment, town development using hydrogen...