Global engineering firm to support World Energy Council’s study

The World Energy Council (WEC) has announced a new partnership with an engineering firm. Arup will collaborate with WEC in the ‘World Energy Scenarios’ flagship study, which will be unveiled at the World Energy Congress in Istanbul in October 2016. They will analyse how different key urban drivers will play into different energy scenarios. The WEC […]

Fylde council votes against fracking

The local council in Fylde, Lancashire voted against approving planning applications for fracking at several sites this week. Gas company Cuadrilla Resources wants to extract shale gas at sites including Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood. The final decision will be made by Lancashire County Council. At the hearing Fylde council hearing on Wednesday, Graham Daniels […]

Shale gas firm ramps up with Arup as environmental assessor

UK shale gas driller Cuadrilla Resources is ramping up its activity by appointing engineering firm Arup to run its Environmental Impact Assessments. Cuadrilla is one of two currently exploring in the UK (their drilling rig, pictured) and this marks a surge in development for the firm’s hopes in the UK as yesterday British Gas owner […]

Tate Modern uses waste heat from electricity substation

London’s art gallery Tate Modern (pictured) will soon get its heating and hot water demand from waste heat recovered from an electricity substation. UK Power Networks will use heat recovered as a by-product from its £60 million refurbished electricity substation Bankside. Engineering group Arup, which is also working on the project, claims the system is […]

Wireless all-electric buses in Milton Keynes

A new range of wirelessly-charged electric buses are set to hit the roads in Milton Keynes next summer. Under an agreement signed yesterday, diesel buses on the number seven route will be replaced with eight electric ones. This is expected to cut around 500 tonnes of carbon emissions every year and help save between £12,000-£15,000. […]

Arup chief pulls plug on electric car optimism

Doubts have been cast on the potential success of electric cars by the energy director of global consultancy Arup. John Miles said that electric cars faced several hurdles, the biggest of which was their price. “How do you convince people to spend £20k on a car that they currently pay 10k for? The cost is […]