E.ON uses drone tech for speedy home assessments to boost energy efficiency

The energy supplier’s drone pilot surveyors are helping assess the suitability of customers’ homes for solar panels, air source heat pumps and insulation

Drones set to fly round wind turbines

A Swiss technology firm has unveiled an autonomous drone to inspect turbines

You’ve got an air-mail!

Royal Mail is testing unmanned crafts to deliver post to remote Scottish Islands while cutting CO2 emissions

New partnership pledges to build 65 ports for flying taxis and drones

The world’s first fully operational urban-air port will be unveiled in Coventry in Spring

Sri Lanka and UN collaborate to fight plastic pollution

The CounterMEASURE project has developed an approach to tracking plastic pollution, using frontier technology like machine learning, GIS mapping and drones

How can drones and 3D printing fix potholes and slash emissions?

The government has announced a new £15m scheme to support measures to drive down congestion and emissions

SP Energy Networks deploys drones for grid inspection

A fleet of drones is carrying out condition-based assessments across the transmission network, which covers Central and Southern Scotland

Airborne drones ‘could soon discover ideal spots for tidal energy projects’

Current methods for assessing tidal streams depend on survey vessels or special sensors installed at the seabed, approaches that can be time-consuming and expensive

Drones to locate abandoned oil and gas wells in New York

The wells release methane, which is many times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas and is second only to CO2 in its overall contribution to climate change

SSEN deploys drones to inspect electricity infrastructure

Its partnership with Cyberhawk sees the use of drones to visualise power infrastructure from the rural Cotswolds to the urban areas of West London, without intrusion or inconvenience to customers