Businesses advised to prepare for new energy and emissions rules

All large companies must report on their global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from 1st April 2019

UK provides £2.7m to reduce industrial energy use

Seven projects have been chosen under the first phase of the £9.2m Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator

Large UK companies required to report energy use and CO2 emissions

The new rules will come into effect from April next year

BP invests £1.5m in energy monitoring company

Voltaware’s technology enables businesses to track the energy demand and performance of individual machinery

Will autonomous vehicles increase US transport energy use?

Light-duty cars are expected travel around 3.3tn miles by 2050 – 18% higher than last year

New tool to help businesses manage energy costs

It informs businesses if their equipment uses more energy than it should

Express delivery! Could drones help cut emissions?

The use of drones to deliver commercial packages could help save energy and emissions. A new study shows drone-based delivery could reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in the transportation sector. Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Carnegie Mellon University, SRI International and the University of Colorado at Boulder conducted tests […]

Hydrogen could meet ‘18% of global energy needs by 2050’

Hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total energy consumed by 2050 if deployed at scale. That would reduce annual carbon emissions by roughly six gigatons compared to today’s level, according to the Hydrogen Council – a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry firms, including Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Total and Shell. Its report […]

Energy efficiency in Stockholm gets €56m boost

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €56 million (£49m) to build “nearly zero-energy” apartments in Stockholm. Non-profit private housing firm SKB will upgrade 349 apartments between 2018 and 2021 and reduce the amount of energy consumed to less than 55kWh per square metre. Alexander Stubb, EIB Vice President said: “This brings us one step […]

US energy emissions to fall in 2017 but rise next year

The US is expected to see a fall in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions this year, continuing the trend seen in 2015 and 2016. However, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts a 2.2% increase next year, with weather being a key factor. Its report suggests by the end of 2017, annual heating degree days are expected […]