Could climate change kill the internet?

Researchers say rising water levels could damage vital communications cables buried underground

Could Internet of Things hold the key to going green?

Many large energy companies believe the Internet of Things (IoT) holds the key to improving environmental sustainability and decarbonising the sector. That’s according to a new report from mobile satellite company Inmarsat, which conducted a global survey of around 100 power and utilities firms regarding their use of the technology. More than half of those […]

Universities look for intelligence of the artificial kind

Universities across the UK are trialling artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in a bid to cut energy costs in campus buildings by nearly a third. Procurement experts The Energy Consortium (TEC) and energy assets service AMR-DNA are running a pilot scheme involving Anglia Ruskin, Bath, Bristol, Newcastle, Regents and York universities. They aim to scan large volumes […]

Water-scanning satellite hits the skies above Scotland

An innovative new study to monitor Scotland’s lakes from space has been launched. Experts from the University of Stirling will use Sentinel satellites to improve the quality and efficiency of water quality sampling. The £70,000 year-long study aims to identify contaminants in bodies of water such as the nation’s lochs – this pollution could be in […]

Big data ‘boosts oil and gas production’

The big data revolution is boosting offshore oil and gas production. That’s according to technology specialist Operational Excellence (OPEX), which has unveiled a new service harnessing data to predict downtime and to optimise the performance of oil and gas production systems. It says predictive data analysis can be used to reduce the likelihood and severity […]

New UK oil exploration maps released

New government-funded oil and gas exploration data has been made available for viewing. The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) released the results of the £20 million seismic programme to promote exploration activity in underexplored areas of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The information published contains nearly 19,000km of new mapping, new gravity and magnetic surveys, […]

Optimal Monitoring launches new tool

Optimal Monitoring, one the UK’s leading energy management firms, has added a powerful new feature to their already extensive product line – Business Dynamics®. “The issue with the majority of energy monitoring systems is that they tend to look at energy by time of day and don’t take other influences into account” says Duncan Everett, […]

Data sharing ‘could save energy sector £4bn a year’

The UK energy sector is missing out on billions of pounds of savings a year by hoarding data. That’s according to new research, which suggests around £70,000 is being lost for every MW of peak capacity due to inefficiencies going unchecked as asset owners, manufacturers and system operators are not sharing information. That results in […]

Cities smarten up with new policy tool

A new tool aims to help ensure smart cities provide real benefits to the people living in them. Smart Energy GB, the firm behind the UK’s smart meter rollout, has published the Resilience, Efficiency, Affordability and Liveability (REAL) Ratio. Policymakers and city planners are increasingly introducing new smart technologies, such as automated lighting systems, energy demand side response […]

British insurers want data from driverless cars

British vehicle insurers want better access to driverless car data. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says it is becoming increasingly important that road laws account for the presence of driverless car drivers. The UN body that sets international vehicle safety regulations is due to update the rules in 2019 and the ABI hopes to influence […]