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Hydrogen villages

  • 21 days ago (2022-06-12)
  • Junior Isles

First Hydrogen is looking to develop a green hydrogen generation infrastructure in the form of a ‘hydrogen village’. The announcement helps illustrate both the opportunities arising out of the UK’s hydrogen strategy, but also the real-world challenges that lie ahead.

By Nick Smee, Partner, Browne Jacobson

Tackling the climate emergency requires a reassessment of the UK climate strategy

  • a month ago (2022-05-20)
  • Junior Isles

While the UK has already announced initiatives aimed at combatting climate change, it needs to do more. There needs to be increased focus on creating solutions that will help the country play its part in lowering global carbon emissions, while navigating the energy crisis.

By Simon Daniel, Founder, Moixa

Coming clean on the cost of energy transition

  • a month ago (2022-05-08)
  • Junior Isles

Dr Vincent Thornley, Managing Director at FUNDAMENTALS Ltd., explores why there needs to be greater transparency around the cost of moving towards clean energy sources to make any future transition successful.

Putting the “smart” into smart grids: a recipe for success

  • 4 months ago (2022-02-26)
  • Junior Isles

Without a change in how we produce and distribute electricity, there won’t be a truly cleaner future. This is where smart, digital grids of the future come into play. 

By David Hall, VP Power Systems at Schneider Electric UK & Ireland

The efficiency conundrum: doing more, so you can use less

  • 4 months ago (2022-02-16)
  • Junior Isles

Commercial buildings use around 40 per cent of global energy, emitting nearly a third of the world’s greenhouse gases. By installing comprehensive building management platforms, businesses can achieve energy efficiency, and if best practices are adopted worldwide, businesses can achieve their individual journeys towards reaching net-zero carbon emissions, while helping the planet for all.

By Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls

New year, same goals: maintaining the momentum in the fight against climate change

  • 4 months ago (2022-02-13)
  • Junior Isles

With COP26 now in the rearview mirror, it is vital that pledges made are not forgotten ahead of COP27.

By Simon Daniel, Founder of Moixa

The growing threat of energy theft amid rise in crypto mining

  • 4 months ago (2022-02-13)
  • Junior Isles

Crypto mining is becoming more widely associated with the criminal act of meter tampering because of the high levels of energy used to power mining equipment. But how do you spot the signs of tampering and what are the implications of energy theft?

By Lloyd Birkhead, Group Managing Director at Grosvenor Services Group, part of Echo Managed Services

We need a more sustainable model for offshore wind growth

  • 4 months ago (2022-02-10)
  • Junior Isles

Demand for ever bigger blades and platforms to accelerate offshore wind capacity will require exponentially bigger installation fleets, facilities, tools and technologies. Without radical change, this situation risks creating greener electricity at the expense of more unsustainable materials and methods.

By George Morrison, Director, Aquaterra Energy

What needs to happen now to support the energy transition?

  • 5 months ago (2022-01-25)
  • Junior Isles

Engaging with the realities of the energy transition is no longer an optional exercise. It is an existential challenge – an incredibly complex one at that. Even where there are no formal regulatory requirements, businesses would do well to approach it with a proactive mindset.

By Stefan Bojanic, VP Sustainability at Emex

Energy and utilities light up at the edge of the machine economy

  • 5 months ago (2022-01-20)
  • Junior Isles

The energy and utilities sector is striving to harness the opportunities and value of modernisation and digital transformation. Central to this digital transformation is the need to be empowered by data – data that is captured and analysed at the edge of the operations network.

By Thomas Rosen, Vice President, Sales, EMEA, Wind River