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2018-2019 … the pivotal years for New Energy

  • 14 days ago (2019-01-07)
  • Junior Isles

Decentralised energy has now firmly moved from being on the periphery of the energy debate to front and centre. Most companies now recognise the direction in which the market is heading and it seems like we are approaching the cusp of change.

By Jenny Carson, Senior Analyst,  Delta-ee

Decentralise, decarbonise, devolve: the future of energy

  • 18 days ago (2019-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

The energy sector is changing – with numerous factors reshaping an industry that must adapt to rising demand for renewable energy.

By Paul Dight, energy partner at Addleshaw Goddard

The demands of urbanisation: turning energy challenges into opportunities

  • 18 days ago (2019-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

Balancing the needs of people, the economy and the environment has grown into a global challenge. However, when we combine the right perspective with a smarter approach, it is possible to turn these challenges into opportunities.

By David Hall, Vice President Energy, UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric

The end of peak time: readying for the rise of electric vehicles

  • 19 days ago (2019-01-03)
  • Junior Isles

Although they are the cleaner and more environmentally-friendly alternative, electric vehicles must still find their place in the UK's rapidly evolving energy grid. The challenge is not that electric vehicles demand more energy than we can supply, it is that they disrupt how that energy is distributed and supplied on our transmission networks.

By David Hall, Vice President Energy, UK & Ireland at Schneider Electric

Doing it for the kids: the future of energy

  • 20 days ago (2019-01-02)
  • Junior Isles

Schneider Electric’s research has revealed that Generation Z – those born from around the mid-1990s –  are far less worried about the planet (and their impact upon it) than their parents.  What’s more, they show little regard for a host of environmental issues, from energy saving to reducing plastic waste. 

By David Hall, Vice President Energy, UK and Ireland at Schneider Electric

Amidst an uncertain political climate, clean energy must remain a key government priority

  • a month ago (2018-11-25)
  • Junior Isles

Many within the industry were eagerly anticipating announcements within the UK Chancellor’s Budget designed to support the sector into its next growth phase. In the event however, the topic was not mentioned, ceding further ground to other priorities. 

By Nick Shenken, Partner in the multi-disciplinary Clean Energy team at TLT

The energy sector and cyber security: the other capacity gap

  • 3 months ago (2018-10-09)
  • Junior Isles

Here is a statement that I’m sure most of our industry leaders would agree with: Society needs energy, and demand will only grow. We need more power and to be smarter about how we use it to maintain security of supply. Now replace the word ‘power’ with ‘cyber security resource’. Would as many people agree? They should.

By Anjos Nijk, Managing Director at ENCS

 

UK nuclear energy: Why does Moorside matter?

  • 3 months ago (2018-10-09)
  • Junior Isles

Three hundred of the best and brightest in the UK’s nuclear industry gathered at this year’s Cumbria Nuclear Conference (CNC), to discuss the importance of collaboration, not just in Cumbria, but across the industry. The Moorside project’s significant impact on Cumbria was a hot topic.

By Craig Hatch, Managing Director, Surveying & Asset Management, WYG

 

Europe can be the global centre of clean energy innovation – but it needs a spark

  • 3 months ago (2018-10-02)
  • Junior Isles

Europe can be the global centre of clean energy innovation. All the ingredients are there. But there’s one crucial ingredient that we are a little short on: in Europe, we need more clean energy innovators and entrepreneurs.

By Frank Gielen, Education Director for InnoEnergy

 

Powering the Dragon

  • 3 months ago (2018-09-29)
  • Junior Isles

China’s power sector reforms represent perhaps the world’s largest industrial reform programme, with important consequences globally as well as new opportunities domestically.

by Christian Romig, Head of Management Consulting for China at Pöyry