Market Research and Insight

London taxi drivers back clean-air campaign
London taxi drivers are joining a campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of city air pollution. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) is backing the campaign, led by Clean Air in London. “Our members spend long periods of every day exposed to some of the most polluted... Read more
Young UK entrepreneurs get global perspective
Promising new British entrepreneurs will have a chance to hone their business skills through a new volunteer program that links them with startups and companies in developing markets like Bangladesh, Nigeria and Tanzania. The ICS Entrepreneur program expects to see 400 young people participate over the next 18 months.... Read more
UK, Germany target 5G, ‘internet of things’
As two countries that have made new technology development a priority, the UK and Germany are teaming up in hopes of doing even more to promote economy-building digital innovations. Both UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about those goals Sunday at the opening of... Read more
Dubai envisions ‘new-era’ city in 3 years
Dubai’s newly launched smart-city ambitions include the goal of converting 1,000 government services into smart services over the next three years. Plans for the city’s transformation were kicked off this week by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and... Read more
Modernized grid cuts carbon, energy costs
The UK government has set out its vision for how to modernize the energy grid for better efficiency, lower carbon emissions and improved energy security. The “Smart Grid Vision and Routemap” was released today by the Smart Grid Forum, a body created by the Department of Energy and Climate... Read more
People prefer ‘smart grids’ with local energy
There are lots of different ways to define the “smart grid,” but a new study shows people prefer an approach that promises to reduce their energy expenses and lets households generate a significant amount of their own electricity. “Scenarios for the Development of Smart Grids in the UK,” a... Read more
Tampering scandal hits Malta’s smart-grid ambitions
Malta’s smart-grid ambitions are taking a hit in light of an emerging scandal over what appears to be systematic tampering with smart meters. The Malta Independent today reported that a ninth employee of the Enemalta utility has been suspended on suspicions of meter tampering. The first eight employees were... Read more