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The Dutch city's eco-friendly infrastructure has new power hookups for electric cars, solar panels, and household wind turbines.
On the streets of Amsterdam last week, major changes were afoot. The first of 1,200 households installed an energy-saving system from IBM (IBM) and Cisco (CSCO) aimed at cutting electricity costs. Others were given fresh access to financing from Dutch banks ING (ING) and Rabobank to buy everything from energy-saving light bulbs to ultra-efficient roof insulation.