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Comment: Massive IoT enables massive opportunities for utilities

Massive IoT, alias massive Machine-Type Communications (mMTC), is already impacting multiple industries. From fleet management to environmental monitoring and smart grid management, to consumer...

Majority of Welsh homes ‘leaking money’ through poor insulation

New report shows gap in support to improve energy efficiency and keep bills down The majority of people in Wales are living in energy inefficient...

Edinburgh firm receives £5m for large-scale battery

StorTera, an Edinburgh based developer of intelligent energy storage solutions, has secured £5 million of funding from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) to...

Oxford energy management start-up raises close to £1m

Tech start-up EcoSync has raised close to £1 million in its second seed funding round. The firm's energy solution, developed by Oxford University engineers, is...

There can be no net zero without energy storage, CEO tells Glasgow conference

Mark Wilson, CEO of Intelligent Land Investments, told a conference of the British Hydropower Association in Glasgow on 24 November that while the current energy...

A clearer outlook? Autumn statement brings energy efficiency ambition (but bad news on bills)

The Chancellor’s Autumn statement seemed to bring focus and clarity to efforts to advance the UK's energy efficiency – a policy area whose vagueness...

Inside track: Smart buildings expert unpacks the energy challenge

This is the perfect storm for the sector. Rising energy costs, increasing challenges in getting FM staff, no clarity about what is happening within buildings, a new norm and a hybrid model which does not seem to have stability are all creating complete uncertainty for businesses.

Sizing up sensors for data centres

Accounting for around 1% of global electricity consumption, the sector is heavily affected by turbulence in energy costs. Instrumentation firm Vaisala explores opportunities to tighten up energy usage.

Comment: Second-life vehicle batteries should be first choice for energy storage

To mark Energy Day at COP27, Matthew Lumsden of Connected Energy called on consumers and businesses to understand that switching to electric vehicles is...

Energy saving innovations dominate Scottish Environment Business Awards

There were 12 winners at the annual “VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards” in Glasgow on Tuesday 1 November, recognising innovations including a system...

Making homes more energy efficient could sustain 500,000 jobs

As many as half a million jobs could be supported annually if the UK is successfully able to fully retrofit the country’s existing housing...

Increase in renewables sees Irish winter energy prices drop below historic average by 2027

Data from energy consultancy Cornwall Insight Ireland’s third ‘All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030’ report has forecast Ireland is set to reach its 80%...

£14 million awarded to use digital technology to drive energy efficiency, productivity and growth...

3D printing at record scale, AI to make steelmaking more productive and using big data to make century-old baking machinery more efficient are among...

No magic bullet: Industry cannot solely rely on energy price freezes

Energy-intensive manufacturers need to heed the warning that the Government’s energy support package is not a ‘magic bullet’ for under-strain organisations, and further action...

British Compressed Air Society suggests further energy-saving measures as relief scheme launches

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) says it welcomes the Government’s new Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which comes into effect on 1 October -...

Surveyors call for urgent regulation of spray foam industry

Industry leaders from the Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) and the Property Care Association (PCA) are calling for urgent regulation of the spray foam...

Fivefold rise in smart meter data, and what to do with it

A 500% increase in data traffic from smart meters is predicted over the next four years, according to the Data Communications Company (DCC), the...

Hydrogen-ready boiler installation is an NHS first

Hydrogen-ready boilers are to be installed at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, believed to be the first use of this technology in the...

New retrofit report calls for ‘triple win’ action by UK Government and provides inspiration...

Investing in a nationwide retrofit is the 'win-win-win' of climate response - cutting emissions, reducing fuel poverty and boosting local employment, says climate solutions...

Storage horizons: more battery systems needed

UK Government must spend £20bn on energy battery storage to meet 2030 renewables targets Modelling from energy consultancy Cornwall Insight on the UK's Power Market...