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  • Rob Silvester, Strategic Marketing Manager, SSE Business Energy

    Rob Silvester is Strategic Marketing Manager at SSE Business Energy, leading on product development through to brand and channel management of our new and existing partners. Prior to running the marketing function, Rob worked for Business Energy though a range of Key Account Management roles, learning first hand customer drivers and needs of an energy […]

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  • Office for Nuclear Regulation gets new chair

    Mark McAllister has been appointed as the new Chair of the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). He will be responsible for ensuring ONR delivers its mission to provide efficient and effective regulation of the nuclear industry. The ONR is a public corporation sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) responsible for the regulation […]

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  • Home energy startup Igloo secures cool £600k

    Igloo Energy has raised more than £600,000 to further develop its smart home technology and expand its customer offering. The supplier secured the money after a successful equity crowdfunding campaign, which follows a £1 million investment from BEIS and Innovate UK for research and development of its energy saving software last year. Earlier this year, […]

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  • Cut-rate financing ‘could significantly speed up decarbonisation’

    Low rate financing has the potential to substantially speed the transition from fossil-fuel power sources to renewable energy in developing countries. That’s according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and commissioned by the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), which explores the benefits of concessional finance. Concessional finance is when developing countries […]

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  • ScottishPower customers face 10% energy price rise

    Around 900,000 ScottishPower customers face a 10% price rise on their gas and electricity bills from April. They will see a £117 hike, taking the standard variable tariff to a total of £1,254 on average annually, in line with Ofgem’s energy price cap increase announced earlier this month. Customers on prepayment meters also face a […]

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  • Honda to close Swindon plant amid drive for electrification

    Honda has announced plans to close its vehicle manufacturing plant in Swindon in response to “unprecedented” global changes and the need to launch electric vehicles (EVs). The move to end production at the facility – which currently produces around 150,000 cars a year – in 2021 will lead to around 3,500 job losses. The car […]

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  • Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries

    Plastic bags could soon be converted into waste-based batteries. New research published in the American Chemical Society journal claims a newly discovered process means environmentally-troubling shopping bags can be converted into carbon chips to be used as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. They say previous methods to turn throwaway polyethylene into pure carbon have been inefficient […]

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  • Australia commits to planting a billion new trees

    The Australian Government has committed to plant a billion new trees by 2050. It expects the scheme will help the nation achieve international Paris Agreement targets and estimates the project will eventually remove 18 million tonnes of greenhouse gases per year. The country currently producing more than 500 million tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent per year. Australian Prime […]

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  • Solar powered camera brings AI tech into focus

    A technology firm has launched a prototype artificial intelligence (AI) camera that is powered by the sun. Seattle-based startup Xnor’s new device uses AI technology to intelligently detect visual objects, including people. It then identifies and classifies information before sending insights from the analysed frames to the owner. Small solar panels mean no battery or external power source […]

    Posted at February 17, 2019 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on Solar powered camera brings AI tech into focus
  • EU approves sale of Johnson Controls’ power business to Brookfield

    The European Commission has given the green light for the buyout of Johnson Controls’ power solutions business by a Canadian company. Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management, an asset manager with a focus on real estate, renewable power, infrastructure and private equity, is taking over the business in Ireland that develops batteries for cars for $13.2 billion […]

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