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Europe's First "Smart Canal" In Glasgow

Construction of Europe’s first ‘smart canal’  is underway in Glasgow. The pioneering ‘digital surface water drainage system’ aims to unlock 110 hectares across the north of the city for investment, regeneration and development, paving the way for more than 3,000 new homes. The £17m project will use the 250-year-old Forth & Clyde Canal and modern technology to mitigate flood risk as well as enable regeneration. Delivered through a partnership between Glasgow City Council, Scottish Canals and Scottish Water under the umbrella of the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership, the project will use sensor and predictive weather technology.
http://www.businessforscotland.com/europes-first-ever-smart-canal-underway-in-glasgow/

Electric Car Hire For Housing Association Residents

Housing associations will be able to apply for funding in a new scheme ‘Plugged-In Households’  with financial backing from the Scottish Government . Residents will be able to hire electric cars when they are needed. It allows people to no longer have to own a private vehicle but to hire an electric one when required. The fund will be administered by Energy Saving Trust.
https://theorkneynews.scot/2018/10/21/plugged-in-households-electric-car-hire-for-housing-associations/

Wind Turbine Repair And Recycling Centre Opens In Scotland

In Energy Voice yesterday: ‘Part of a quarter of a million investment, west coast firm Renewable Parts said it hopes the business will herald the “next phase in the industry’s development”…..The new £250,000 investment will see the firm connect with its aftermarket spares warehouse in Renfrew, near Glasgow, to provide a full turbine repair and recycle service.’
https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2018/10/11/first-uk-wind-turbine-repair-and-recycling-centre-opens-in-scotland/