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Cyber security risks threaten renewable energy

  • 30 days 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 5 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

Loosening the nuclear Gordian knot

  • 5 months ago (2021-02-01)
  • Junior Isles

A number of uncertainties surrounding the nuclear industry are impacting supply chain organisations, creating a Gordian knot between the resource requirements and staccato nature of civil nuclear investment decisions.

By Kason Bala, Director of Nuclear Services at Tetra Tech

Partnerships can help utility firms drive long-term transformation

  • 6 months ago (2021-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

Parseq recently surveyed more than 50 C-suite executives at some of the UK’s largest utility companies for its inaugural Big Business Efficiency Report to understand their plans for the next 12 months when it comes to transformation and efficiency.

By Craig Naylor-Smith, Managing Director, Parseq

Realising a once-in-a-generation opportunity for a clean energy revolution

  • 6 months ago (2021-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

The G20’s stimulus packages are weighted to support legacy energy systems; missing the opportunity to create jobs and accelerate the transition towards flexible, renewable-powered economies.

By Sushil Purohit, President, Wärtsilä Energy

How plausible is a hydrogen economy?

  • 6 months ago (2021-01-04)
  • Junior Isles

Governments’ decarbonisation policies and long-term emissions targets are strengthening the case for low-carbon hydrogen – yet the cost of renewables-based production will need to fall significantly before it can become a viable alternative. Massimo Schiavo, Director, EMEA Utilities at S&P Global Ratings, explains.

Cyber threats in the utilities sector: A perfect storm

  • 7 months ago (2020-12-17)
  • Junior Isles

In the last year alone, a number of high-profile attacks have hit the utilities and energy sector. But how can companies protect themselves when attacks are becoming ever more sophisticated?

By Miles Tappin, VP of EMEA at ThreatConnect

How mature is the Polish M&A renewable energy market?

  • 7 months ago (2020-12-09)
  • Junior Isles

Poland has been a hotbed for mergers and acquisitions in the renewables energy sector – a scenario that looks set to continue despite the challenges caused by the pandemic.

By Patrycja Figuła and Rafał Woźniak, DWF