Cyber security specialist joins NIO Formula E racing team on the grid

Acronis will provide cyber protection, backup, disaster recovery and file sharing solutions

Bulk of leading energy firms say surge in data will open up new opportunities

Around 86% believe smart meters will be the main driver of new data hitting the sector

UN and Google team up to monitor environmental damage

They aim to establish a platform for open-source data and analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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, […]