Plugging the gaps

What price energy efficient buildings? Representatives from sectors like construction, social housing and renewable energy met in Edinburgh in March to consider how Scotland...

Wind-powered isle gets rapid EV chargers

Energy Saving Trust (EST) has recently funded the installation of a tri-rapid charger for electric vehicles (EVs) at car dealership John G Shearers and...

Government backs Big Data trial on district heat networks

Advanced algorithms could be used to dramatically improve the energy efficiency of district heat networks, according to a proposal submitted to DECC by smart...
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Much to chew on at cleantech panel session

A panel of experts gathered in Edinburgh in December to discuss the topic "Cleantech: The key ingredient for a sustainable food and drink industry?"...

How Businesses Can Stop Shivering and Save Money – Top Tips for Cold Weather

As temperatures plummet, businesses can still avoid soaring heating bills, by following some top tips from Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme of Scottish Government-funded...
(above) A report from the Low-Carbon Mobility project, an update on which will be presented at Pollutec in Lyon (below).

Solutions for the sustainable city

THIS year's Pollutec conference and exhibition will once again have a major focus on 'the sustainable city'. It takes place at Lyon Eurexpo, Lyon,...
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A sobering but hopeful guide to energy efficiency

THIS book is primarily aimed at those in the property and construction sectors, a contribution to boosting energy- and carbon-literacy for those who find...
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Wireless lighting upgrade includes sensor integration

ENERGY-saving lighting expert Harvard Engineering has launched version 1.6 of its revolutionary EyeNut wireless monitoring and management system for indoor lighting, featuring some major...
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Energy saving SmartSpaces one to watch

AN innovative energy reduction project, led by Bristol City Council, has been named a “project to watch” by the United Nations’ Big Data Climate...
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ERDF selects Elster

ERDF selects Elster to support rollout of up to 35 million smart meters in France Elster Electricity Solutions selected for ERDF’s Linky project phase one,...
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Prize for smart heating system

A smart heating controller that enables households to better regulate energy demand has won the £50,000 Dynamic Demand Challenge run by Nesta. Hestia, a product...
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Technology experts answer questions on the energy crisis

A debate hosted by the IMechE in Glasgow on 17 April brought together a panel of experts from the renewables and power engineering worlds...
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Peter powers over Pavegen pavement tiles

PAVEGEN has had the largest ever installation of its energy-harvesting pavement tiles at the 2013 Paris Marathon. Commissioned by French energy specialists Schneider Electric, lead...

Smart metering delay follows IT concerns

THE government announced in May that it would delay for a year the introduction of smart metering, following concerns that the industry is not...