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Volkswagen announces job cuts as it accelerates towards EVs

The carmaker expects automation of routine tasks to result in between 5,000 and 7,000 job losses by 2023

Digital technology
Are computers RAM-ming emissions into the atmosphere?

A new report shows the energy intensity of the digital sector is increasing by 4% per year

Smart meter technology
Smart meter revolution ‘could save engaged consumers hundreds of pounds’

New research from Delta-ee and Smart Energy GB suggests smart metering could prove as disruptive as Netflix and Spotify

Government awards £400k for digital waste tracking

Projects include research into tracking waste through electronic chips and sensors, looking at common reporting platforms, the use of blockchain and new data analytics

Digital energy infrastructure
Businesses slash energy use by a quarter with digital upgrades

Schneider Electric says digitisation can be used to improve efficiency, reliability, safety and sustainability

UK-Dutch trade to seal £5m investment deal

The agreements in the clean growth and digital sectors are expected to create and safeguard more than 500 jobs

Gemserv buys consultancies in digital transformation and cybersecurity

The buyout of ASE Consulting and Aprose Risk will help the company strengthen and broaden its services to new markets

ABB to deliver ‘world’s largest’ digital substation in Belarus

The project is expected to enhance controllability and reliability while optimising operating costs

Oil and gas firm steps up efficiency with digital platform

The system has saved around 11 million kroner (£1.3m) on productivity and efficiency metrics

UK must boost resilience in the face of energy digitalisation

As it becomes increasingly digitalised, the UK has been urged to up its cyber defences to ensure its energy resilience in the future