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The value-add of tackling the Scope 3 emission conundrum

  • 11 days ago (2021-10-05)
  • Junior Isles

Meeting Scope 3 obligations is not always easy, but it is essential for companies working towards becoming truly ‘net zero’.

By Harriet Assem, Technical Director, ESG and Sustainability at ITPEnergised

Time is running out

  • 13 days ago (2021-10-03)
  • Junior Isles

After a close election, Germany now needs to act quickly to achieve the Paris climate targets. The new governing coalition must show that climate protection and the energy transition were not just election campaign issues. 

By Christian Bruch, CEO, Siemens Energy

Taking a quantum leap to tackle climate change

  • 24 days ago (2021-09-22)
  • Junior Isles

The benefits of quantum computing in combatting climate change are clear and compelling. Quantum computing could solve many of the problems facing technologies such as batteries, electrolysers and carbon capture and storage.

By Steve Brierley, CEO of Riverlane

Virtualization: the key to grid stability

  • a month ago (2021-09-15)
  • Junior Isles

As renewable energy sources play an increasing role in delivering our power needs, strict grid compliance and demand - supply issues have become a greater challenge, we look at the critical role of virtualization in addressing this. How can digital twins and virtual power plants be harnessed to help optimize multiple energy sources, maintain grid stability, and minimise energy wastage?

By Bernhard Loher, ABB Energy Industries.

Data centre operators can become leaders in sustainable operations

  • a month ago (2021-09-07)
  • Junior Isles

With data centres industry accounting for approximately one per cent of global energy consumption, companies are finding their digital infrastructure increasingly under scrutiny as a result of their carbon emissions. To address the challenge there are steps that data centre managers can take now.

By Arturo Di Fillipi, Global Offering Manager, Vertiv

Planning your path on the road to net zero

  • 2 months ago (2021-08-08)
  • Junior Isles

Going carbon neutral is a huge undertaking for any company. Pre-planning a route with regular, achievable goals and recognising the importance of accountability will make the journey easier.

By Mark Doyle, Corporate Accounts Manager at Gazprom Energy

Cyber security risks threaten renewable energy

  • 3 months ago (2021-07-03)
  • Junior Isles

Renewables are the future, but how does industrial cybersecurity put that future at risk? ABS Consulting examines emerging cybersecurity threats and their impacts on growth for the renewable market.

By Ian Bramson, Global Head of Cybersecurity at ABS Consulting

Charge ’er up fast, please: Why public fast-charging infrastructure has to kick into high gear now

  • 5 months ago (2021-05-13)
  • Junior Isles

There is one major consideration that has prevented people from going electric so far: the fear of running out of power while on the road. To alleviate the anxiety drivers have about the range of EVs, boosting public access to charging infrastructure and enabling higher charging speeds will be vital. 

By Birgit Dargel, Global Head of Future Grids at Siemens Smart Infrastructure

Ending biomass funding program sets back net zero

  • 6 months ago (2021-04-12)
  • Junior Isles

The UK government’s decision to end the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (NDRHI) at the end of March has left manufacturers without a financially viable green alternative to generate heat for many crucial industrial processes. This will force many businesses to seek out cheaper, non-renewable sources of energy to power their processes. Luke Worrall, Business Development Manager at biomass installation specialist NerG, explains why this move will harm the UK’s efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 unless policy gaps are addressed.

The energy industry’s surprising security weakness

  • 8 months ago (2021-02-10)
  • Junior Isles

The energy industry continues to make great strides to rapidly modernise and adopt “smarter infrastructure”. But the same considerations must also be made for upgrading security.

By Steve Green, Regional Sales Manager UK at Genetec